Spring record: 10-7-1
Game breakdown: Johan Santana gave up four runs on five hits in five innings in his fourth start of the spring. â€¦ Carlos Delgado hit his first homer of the spring. â€¦ Luis Castillo made his first appearance of the season. â€¦ The Mets had four hits. … Reliever Ricardo Rincon gave up four runs and Joe Smith was hit for two. … Billy Wagner and Aaron Heilman threw scoreless innings.
Clubhouse chatter: Brian Schneider has been down most of the spring with hamstring problems, but said heâ€™s still working with the pitchers and doesnâ€™t believe he will fall behind that much. Manager Willie Randolph said it is possible Schneider could get in a minor league game to get extra at-bats, but didn’t say it was a necessity. … Reserve catcher Ramon Castro, also bothered by a tight hamstring, said he would play but didn’t. Maybe tomorrow.
Today: (split squad) vs. Detroit, at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.; vs. Houston, at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m.