Observations of the Mets spring training game on Monday.
Albert Almora Jr.’s highlights this spring have mostly come with his glove, but on Monday he hit a three-run homer as part of a 3-for-4 performance in the Mets’ 5-4 loss to the Astros in West Palm Beach. , Fla. Almora, who has hit two home runs in the Grapefruit League, is likely the team’s fifth outfielder to start the season.
Eickhoff His Game
Jerad Eickhoff allowed four hits and a walk in two innings in relief. The right-hander, who escaped further trouble by having José Altuve hit a triple play with the bases loaded, has thrown to an 11.25 ERA this spring.
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The Mets received another solid outing from Mike Montgomery, who pitched two scoreless innings. Left-hander Montgomery has been mentioned as a possibility in a relief / starter role in multiple innings. He hasn’t allowed a run in three spring appearances.
Marcus Stroman is the Mets’ scheduled pitcher against the Marlins in Port St. Lucie. It will be Stroman’s first time at-bats in a game this spring.