Observations from the Mets’ spring training game Sunday:
Trevor Hildenberger, a non-roster invitee competing for a spot in the bullpen, struck out the side in the seventh inning of the Mets’ 4-4 exhibition tie with the Marlins at Clover Park on Sunday. In two innings this spring, the right-hander has struck out six.
Marcus Stroman settled in after allowing two runs in the first inning. The right-hander allowed three hits over three innings with a walk. He owns a 3.60 ERA in two starts.
Caught My Eye
Pete Alonso went to the opposite field for a second straight day, slashing a single to right in his first at-bat. Alonso, who started as the DH, is 4-for-12 (.333) this spring with a homer and five RBIs.
Jordan Yamamoto will make his second start of the Grapefruit League season when the Mets face the Nationals in West Palm Beach.