Spring record: 18-9-1
Game breakdown: With Johan Santana working in a minor league game, left-hander Jon Niese started for the Mets and gave up two runs in 4 2/3 innings. â€¦ Carlos Beltran and David Wright stole bases. â€¦ The Mets managed three hits off Braves starter Tim Hudson. â€¦ Raul Casanova homered.
Clubhouse chatter:Â It was 8 a.m., and a dozen or so Mets sat at their lockers eating breakfast and watching Boston and Oakland play from Japan.
Tomorrow: Florida at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.