The Mets will play a pair of split-squad games this afternoon.
In Port St. Lucie, Dillon Gee opposes reigning National League Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez and the Miami Marlins at 1:10 PM (SNY). In the other game, a contingent on Mets travel to Viera where Jenrry Mejia opposes Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals at 1:05 PM (WOR).
David Wright is scheduled to play in a modified intrasquad game along with Bartolo Colon (three innings), Jonathon Niese (two innings) and Bobby Parnell (one inning) at Port St. Lucie today. Terry Collins has kept Wright and Daniel Murphy out of games for fear of risking injury.
Eric Young started for the first time this spring in Tuesday’s win and reached base twice. He had been sidelined with a tight side muscle. After the game he said he felt fine with no issues.
Here are today’s lineups for the Mets.
Mets vs Marlins, 1:10 PM, SNY
Dillon Gee, rhp
Mets at Nationals 1:05 PM, WOR 710 AM
Jenrry Mejia, rhp
I still can’t understand why Wilmer Flores is not getting some reps at shortstop even with Ruben Tejada out and when they are playing two games? Exactly when is this extended spring shortstop trial that Terry Collins keeps alluding to going to begin?
I love the head to head leadoff battle today between Juan Lagares and Eric Young. There’s no way that Chris Young is part of this discussion, this is a battle between them two.
I can’t wait until we get past this Fear Factor of playing David Wright and Daniel Murphy. I want to see some semblance of what our real lineup can do against pitchers like Strasburg, Gonzalez and Fernandez, with all due respect to Seratelli, Teagarden and Campbell.