Wright singles twice in spring debut, Mets fall to Nationals

Updated Mar. 5, 2020 12:24 a.m. EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) New York Mets captain David Wright got two hits in his spring debut, a 12-7 loss to the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

Wright had a pair of singles, including an opposite-field hit on the first pitch he saw from Nationals top prospect Lucas Giolito in the first inning.

Mets starter Bartolo Colon struggled, allowing eight runs and nine hits in five innings. He gave up three home runs and four doubles. Colon has a 10.03 ERA in three starts this spring.

Michael Taylor homered among his three hits and scored three times. Danny Espinosa hit a three-run homer and Chris Heisey added a solo shot.


Michael Conforto hit a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth and Juan Lagares also homered for the Mets.

Giolito threw two scoreless innings. He allowed a hit, struck out one and walked one.