Mar 8, 2013; Melbourne, FL, USA; Washington Nationals third basemanAnthony Rendon
(6) against the St. Louis Cardinals during a spring training game at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
The Nationals had trouble sustaining any offensive pressure on the Mets and stranded runners in the sixth and eight innings. The Nationals hopes faded like many of their fly balls today in the vast expanse of Citi Field.
Mets catcher John Buck crushed a home run off Jordan Zimmermann that eventually landed in the second deck of Citi Field. It was Buck’s seventh home run of the season as he continued his hot start. The Mets added an insurance run in the fourth on a Mike Baxter sarifice fly that scored David Wright. That would be more than enough for the Mets to secure the victory.