Sure, OF Moises Alou is not healthy, which is usual, but Mets CF Carlos Beltran and 1B Carlos Delgado are slated to return to the lineup on Monday, reports Marty Noble of Mets.com. Remember, the more talent the Mets have, the better chances they will have success at the beginning of the season.
The Mets shutout the Houston Astros today by a score of 3-0 in Port St Lucie, FL.
Mets SP John Maine was great, as he carried a no-hitter throughout the first four innings, with three strikeouts and one walk. All other pitchers threw one or two innings. Closer Billy Wagner came in after Maine and struck out two. Following him, Aaron Heilman pitched two innings, striking out one while allowing one hit. Then, veteran pitcher Ricardo Rincon entered to pitch, striking out two. Finally, Carlos Muniz entered and sealed the deal.
At the plate, it seemed like David Wright and Jose Reyes switched places for the day. Reyes knocked one out, which was his first homer of the season, while Wright flew around the bases for a triple. Wait, isn’t that supposed to be reversed? Yes, but not today.
Nobody was able to get any more than one hit for the Mets, only totaling seven hits on the day.
Oh, and for anyone that really cares, the temperature was 69 degrees.