McNeil slugs bomb in Mets loss to Cardinals

McNeil has been impressive this spring and his good play has carried into today’s game against the Cardinals. McNeil had two hard hits going 3-5, the first hit being an absolute shot over the right field wall, his third home run of the spring. His second and thirds hits were a hard hit singles up the middle. However, he needs some more work at third base.

Pete Alonso had a good day with the stick, as well. Alonso went 2-5 with an R.B.I. off of Cardinals pitcher and former Mets prospect John Gant. Another 2-4 this afternoon came from veteran second baseman Robinson Cano, displaying his beautiful swing and amazing plate coverage.

Rosario drove a run in on a hard hit single to right field bringing the score to 9-5, in his 1-4 afternoon. Meanwhile, Keon Broxton and Carlos Gomez continue to impress, Broxton had a 1-3 day, putting his average at .281 and an OBP over .430 this spring.

Gomez almost went over the left field wall like spider man trying to bring back a home run off of Marcell Ozuna’s bat, but it was just out of the reach of the newly reacquired veteran’s grasp. At the plate, Gomez went 2-4 with a run scored, he’s now batting .250 in his three games, so far.

Shortstop prospect Ronny Mauricio looked good out there going 1-3 while hailing some “Francisco Lindor” comparisons from the SNY commentary.

It was an unfortunate day for Newark, New Jersey native Hector Santiago, who group up a fan of the Mets. He gave up five runs, seven hits, and three walks in just three innings pitched. Mets pitchers gave up a total of 15 runs on 21 hits to the Cardinals while scoring 5.

Jason Vargas goes tonight against the Astros.

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