The Mets plan to start Jonathon Niese on Opening Day against the Washington Nationals on March 31 at Citi Field, then have Bartolo Colon start Game 2 of the season and Dillon Gee start Game 3, team insiders told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
Rubin says that would push Zack Wheeler and the fifth starter to the second series of the season, against the Cincinnati Reds, also in Queens.
The sources noted the decision is subject to change if there is an “injury or weather complication,” but “that is the current plan.”
So much for the Opening Day starter competition… 🙂
I wonder what other competitions have already been decided?