Ballpark of the Palm Beaches sees first weekend action from the Astros & Nationals
West Palm Beach (CBS12) —
The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches had a Queens, New York feel to it on the first weekend of games in the new spring training pride of West Palm Beach. Mets fans joined the housewarming party, as the Astros hosted their nearby neighbors from Port St. Lucie.
It was a pitchers duel on the field ...as both Astros starterJoe Musgrove and Mets started Jacob DeGrom very stingy in their short spring training outtings. It took Lucas Duda to finally break the scoreless game in the 5th with a healthy shot to left center scording Brandon Nimmo in what was an eventual 3-1 Mets win.
Five games into the existance of the brand new ballpark, the Geneal Manager of the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches Brady Ballard says he's feeling good about the feedback from both players and the fans.
"Teams, coaches and players, they've all kind of raved in the reviews," says Ballard. "The fields have grown in great, they love the playing conditions, and that was one of the most important things, get their facilities up and going so they're prepared for the regular season."
The Washington Nationals host the Twins at the Ballpark tomorrow, while the Marlins host the Astros at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.