Marlins vs Mets Game Thread: Lannan Makes Mets Debut

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The Mets host the Miami Marlins at 1:10 p.m. Saturday (WPIX) as Grapefruit League play continues at Tradition Field.

Fifth-starter candidate John Lannan makes his Mets debut, opposite right-hander Kevin SloweyVic BlackScott RiceKyle FarnsworthJosh EdginRyan Reid, John ChurchSteven Matz and Cory Mazzoni also are scheduled to pitch for the Mets.

Lannan is competing with Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jenrry Mejia for the fifth spot in the rotation. At 29, a lefty and with a reasonable contract, Lannan is somebody the Mets should be paying close attention to.

Here are the starting lineups:


Chris Young, CF
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, RF
Andrew Brown, DH
Lucas Duda, 1B
Zach Lutz, 3B
Taylor Teagarden, C
Matt den Dekker, LF
Anthony Seratelli, 2B
Omar Quintanilla, SS

John Lannan, LHP


Jake Marisnick, CF
Christian Yelich, LF
Jeff Baker, 1B
Casey McGehee, 3B
Derek Dietrich, 2B
Reed Johnson, RF
Rob Brantly, C
Ed Lucas, SS
Austin Barnes, DH

Kevin Slowey, RHP

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