Here are some nuggets from the Mets’ spring training on Saturday:
Time to smile
Francisco Lindor hit a two-run homer in the Mets’ 4-4 tie with the Cardinals at Clover Park.
The home run was Lindor’s third this spring, leading the team behind Pete Alonso and Ronny Mauricio.
Francisco Lindor crosses home plate after the Mets scored two runs in a 4-4 exhibition tie with the Cardinals.USA TODAY Sports
Jimmy Yacabonis continued to shake second in relief after a tough stretch to start the spring.
The righty walked two and gave up one run in the sixth inning.
He looked at me
Brandon Nimmo played seven innings in center field and went 0-3 in his return to the lineup from a sprained right knee and ankle.
The Mets will be playing in the Grapefruit League finale, with Justin Verlander facing the Marlins at Clover Park.
But Verlander could also pitch in a minor league game, given that his first regular season start will be against the Marlins.