Mets Beat Nats in Spring Training Opener

The Mets beat the Nationals 6-2 after a 4 run, 3 homer first gave the Mets a 4-0 lead against Josiah Gray. Luis Guillorme, Dom Smith and Nick Plummer all went the opposite way for a homer.

Smith and Guillorme drove in a run later in the game to get the Mets total to 6 runs on the day. Guillorme went 3 for 4 with his homerun and 2 singles with 2 runs batted in.

Dom Smith kept his strong start going with a 2 for 3 day with a homerun and triple. Early on Dom has been the 2020 Dom we got to love, so hopefully that continues.

On the pitching side, the Mets got a great outing from 27 year old Josh Walker. Walker was impressive in the minors last year and he didn’t disappoint today. Walker went 3 scoreless innings allowing just one hit and 2 walks, with 2 strikeouts. On the only hit he allowed, the Mets made a terrific relay play to get the out at third. Mangum>Guillorme>JD.

Alex Claudio, Rob Zastryzny, Eric Orze and Stephen Nogosek all threw scoreless frames in their outings. Holderman allowed an unearned run and Trey Cobb allowed the only Mets earned run.

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Mets Sign Nick Plummer to Major League Deal

The Mets announced on Twitter that they have signed outfielder Nick Plummer to a major league contract. Plummer was one of the most sought after minor league free agents avaliable and with the Mets lack of outfield depth, it’s a logical fit.

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The 2015 first round pick from the Cardinals spend his entire minor league career in the Cardinals organization. The 25 year old had a strong season between AA and AAA, hitting .280/.415/.479 with 15 homeruns and 54 runs batted in. Plummer has a career .363 OBP in the minors, but most promising last year was his increase in slugging percentage.

The Mets will put Plummer on the 40 man roster. In 2021, Plummer played all 3 outfield positions, which is needed in the depth charts. He will join Brandon Nimmo, Dom Smith, Khalil Lee, Jeff McNeil and Mark Payton as the only outfielders on the 40 man roster.

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