Veteran Willie Harris helped his bid to make the Mets’ roster with a pair of doubles during Thursday’s 9-4 win over the Marlins, and won raves from manager Terry Collins.
The 32-year-old outfielder hit .183 with 10 homers and 32 RBIs in 132 games for Washington last season.
Ike Davis continues to climb the Mets all-time leader boards for rookies. Davis’ 18 home runs trail only Darryl Strawberry (26 in 1983) and Ron Swoboda (19 in 1965) as the most by a rookie in Mets’ history.
A New York Mets rookie nearly shut down the Washington Nationals in his major league debut. R.A. Dickey will try to deliver a similar performance.