MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Blue Jays, 1:05 PM, (MLBN, WOR)

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The Mets play their final 2014 exhibition game on when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays again at Olympic Stadium. Daisuke Matsuzaka opposes Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow in a 1:00 PM start that will be broadcast on MLB Network (damn it) and WOR radio.

Jenrry Mejia departed Friday’s game at Olympic Stadium after taking a line drive off his right forearm in the fifth inning. Terry Collins said the forearm dramatically swelled and that Mejia was sent to the hospital for X-rays. This morning, Mejia told reporters that the x-ray was fine and showed some inflammation. No word yet on who starts April 4 for Mets.

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Here are today’s lineups:

Mets

  1. Eric Young Jr., LF
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson, RF
  5. Chris Young, CF
  6. Lucas Duda, DH
  7. Ike Davis, 1B
  8. Travis d’Arnaud, C
  9. Ruben Tejada, SS

Blue Jays

  1. Jose Reyes, SS
  2. Melky Cabrera, LF
  3. Jose Bautista, DH
  4. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
  5. Dioner Navarro, C
  6. Brett Lawrie, 3B
  7. Colby Rasmus, CF
  8. Moises Sierra, RF
  9. Ryan Goins, 2B

Terry Collins continues to sit Juan Lagares and trots out what I believe will be the Opening Day outfield for the Mets and the one you’ll see most often. My feel is that Collins views Lagares as merely a defensive substitute late in games.

Collins is also so fearful that he’s been handed a team that that will not score enough runs, that he has foregone defense altogether and is opting to just play what he believes are his best bats. I’ve heard that from two different people working the beat.

Enjoy the game and as always… Lets Go Mets!

(Photos by Canadian Press)

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