The Mets' split squad fell to the Cardinals on Friday, 15-5, at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie >> Box score
Five things to know about Friday's game...
1) Jeff McNeil blasted a long home run on the first pitch of the game in a 1-for-3 day at the plate.
2) Pete Alonso had another productive day, going 1-for-3 and knocking in a run with a line drive single to center field in the third inning.
3) Hectoer Santiago struggled struggled in his second start of the spring, allowing five earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out just one batter over three innings.
4) Ryan O'Rourke continues to be to make his case for the final spot in the Mets' bullpen, allowing just one hit in another scoreless inning to lower his spring ERA to 1.75.
5) Carlos Gomez collected his first hits of the spring, going 2-for-3 with a run scored after getting the start in left field.
The rest of the Mets' split squad play the Houston Astros at 6:05 p.m. on Friday night. RHP Jason Vargas takes the mound.