Mets takeaways from 3-1 loss to Nationals, including solid Marcus Stroman start

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Scott Thompson
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Marcus Stroman pitches with green Mets hat
Marcus Stroman pitches with green Mets hat

The Mets couldn’t muster enough offense to take down the Washington Nationals in a 3-1 loss at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie on Thursday afternoon.

Takeaways from the game

1) Marcus Stroman had just one blip in his latest start, allowing a solo homer to Kyle Schwarber in the top of the second inning. He allowed just one more hit with that, while striking out six over five innings of work. A 2.70 ERA in spring is a great number heading into Opening Day, as Stroman should be slated for at least one more outing before he’s ready to go in the regular season.

2) Kevin Pillar had a solid day at the plate, going 2-for-3. He’s looking good with the bat, hitting .348 in spring.

3) James McCann brought home the only run for the Mets, doubling home a run in the bottom of the first.

4) Jeurys Famila had another inning of relief, allowing one run on two hits including a solo homer in the top of the sixth. Aaron Loup also allowed a run in his one inning, a solo shot as well for the Nats.

5) Edwin Diaz, on the other hand, got out of some trouble. He let up two hits but didn’t give up a run with a strikeout tallied as well.

6) Luis Guillorme, Jonathan Villar and Brandon Nimmo all struggled at the plate with 0-for-3 performances

What’s Next

The Mets take on the St. Louis Cardinals at home on Friday on SNY before getting an off-day on Saturday.