Mets starter Taijuan Walker took the mound for the first time this spring as the right hander is coming back from a knee injury. With Walker being behind schedule, he only tossed two scoreless innings before making his exit.
David Peterson entered the contest after Walker’s exit and pitched mediocre in the outing. The left handed went 3.2 innings while allowing two runs on two hits, however he did fan five batters.
Jeff McNeil hit a triple in the fourth and would later be brought home by Robinson Cano’s ground out. The run would cut the Nationals lead in half.
Mark Cahna goes the other way with a hard hit RBI double in the 5th to tie the game at 2. McNeil followed with an opposite field RBI single.
Eduardo Escobar hit his first HR of the spring, a solo shot in the sixth making it 4-2, Mets. Escobar continues to rake, as well as being an important part to the clubhouse.
Chasen Shreve pitched another scoreless inning, his second of the spring. Shreve continues to make his case to be apart of the Mets bullpen.
The Mets would win the game 4-2, after a Sean Reid-Foley save.
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