Final: Mets 8 – Cubs 1

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The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs this afternoon by the score of 8-1, in their final game of the spring. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2016_04_01_nynmlb_chnmlb_1#game=2016_04_01_nynmlb_chnmlb_1,game_tab=box,game_state=Wrapup

Game Notes:

  • Steven Matz pitched 5 innings of no hit ball, walking 2 and striking out 6. He also went 1-1 at the plate this afternoon.
  • Jeurys Familia pitched a clean 9th inning, striking out the side in order.
  • Antonio Bastardo had his best inning of the spring, only allowing 1 hit, no runs, and a strikeout.
  • Yoenis Cespedes went 1-1 with a solo HR and a walk.
  • Michael Conforto was 1-2 with a run scored.
  • Travis d’Arnaud was 1-3 with a run scored.
  • Ty Kelly was 1-1 with a 3-run home run.
  • T.J. Rivera was 2-3 with a solo HR and a double.
  • The Mets finish the spring with an 8-17-5 record.

The Mets played a great game this afternoon against the Cubs to conclude their 2016 Spring Training Campaign. I’m excited for Sunday Night, as many Mets fans are, and I can’t wait to see what this season holds for the Mets. I can’t remember the team having these high of expectations, since 2007. The roster heading into the season is very versatile and it’s tough to point to a glaring weakness on this year’s team, although the jury is still out on the bullpen, besides Familia. Terry Collins stated he could care less about Spring Training record’s as they could go either 1-21 or 21-1 and it wouldn’t mean anything, which is indeed true. I’ve tried not to get too high or too low on any particular performance this spring as the results mean nothing. The Mets head into this season healthy and confident they can win it all, and I share those same feelings of confidence. Let’s play ball y’all!

  • The Mets open the 2016 season Sunday night in Kansas City against the defending champion Kansas City Royals. First pitch is scheduled for 8:37 pm et and can be seen on ESPN.
  • Matt Harvey will get the ball for the Mets on Opening Night, and tote the rubber against Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez.

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