The Mets beat the Marlins on Thursday at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie >> Box score
Five things to know about Thursday's game...
1) Michael Conforto remained on fire, hitting a homer in his fourth-straight game -- a mammoth two-run shot to right field.
2) Steven Matz rebounded from a tough start his last time out, firing 5.1 scoreless innings while allowing six hits, walking none and striking out three.
3) Brandon Nimmo crushed two homers as his OPS rose to .802.
4) Pete Alonso roped a single to left field, finishing 1-for-4 overall.
5) Tyler Bashlor had an impressive perfect inning of work, striking out one.
The Mets host the Cardinals on Friday at 1:10 p.m. on SNY.
LHP Jason Vargas gets the start.