Wilmer Flores will start at shortstop today when the Mets take on the Cardinals in Jupiter, FL. The game will start at 1:05 PM ET and will be aired on MLB Network.
It will be his first start at the position since 2011. Sandy Alderson and co. will certainly be watching, especially with reports of the Mariners beefing up their scouting presence in anticipation of a potential trade discussion involving Nick Franklin.
Lefthander Jon Niese will make his first start of the Grapefruit League season and will oppose Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright.
Niese tossed three innings in a controlled intrasquad game on Thursday. He is still on track to get the Opening Day assignment on March 31 against Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals at Citi Field.
Here are today’s starting lineups:
I like seeing Lagares in the two hole given his solid contact rates. Nice move by Collins and one that we’ve discussed here on MMO before.
Lets Go Mets…