Elieser Hernandez struggles through rocky Mets debut

Here are some nuggets from Mets’ spring training on Sunday:

Curtiss’ return 

John Curtiss, in his first outing since undergoing Tommy John surgery, pitched a scoreless eighth inning with two strikeouts for the Mets in their 6-3 exhibition victory over the Nationals at Clover Park. 

Elieser Hernandez
Elieser Hernandez struggled in his Mets debut.
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Turbulent Hernandez 

Elieser Hernandez had a rocky debut for his new team, allowing one earned run on three hits and two walks over two innings. The right-hander, who arrived in a trade with the Marlins, is under consideration for the multi-inning relief role Trevor Williams held last season. 

Caught my eye

In addition to hitting a monstrous home run, Ronny Mauricio was smooth turning a double play at shortstop on a grounder in the ninth inning. 

Elieser Hernandez pitches during the Mets' spring training game against the Nationals on Feb. 27.
Elieser Hernandez pitches during the Mets’ spring training game against the Nationals on Feb. 27.
Corey Sipkin for the NY Post

Monday’s schedule

David Peterson is the Mets’ scheduled starting pitcher against the Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla.

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