Mets vs Cardinals at 1:05 PM – Dice-K Starts, Tejada Scratched

New York Mets Spring Training at their Minor League practice facility located within Tradition Field in Florida

After a 0-2 start to the Grapefruit League season, the Mets leave the comfort of home and head to Jupiter to take on the defending National League Champions – the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fifth-starter candidate Daisuke Matsuzaka will try to one-up John Lannan who tossed two scoreless innings on Saturday. He will oppose righthanded phenom Michael Wacha in a  1:05 PM start. (WOR 710 AM) By the way, Josh Lewin will be joined by former Mets GM Steve Phillips on the WOR radio broadcast.

Ruben Tejada was expected to start at shortstop for the Mets, but has been scratched with what the team is calling a tight left hamstring. It’s precautionary. Anthony Seratelli instead will start at shortstop.

Here are the starting lineups:


  1. Juan Lagares, cf
  2. Anthony Seratelli, ss
  3. Curtis Granderson, rf
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Josh Satin, 3b
  6. Brandon Allen, dh
  7. Travis d’Arnaud, c
  8. Andrew Brown, lf
  9. Wilmer Flores, 2b  


  1. Matt Carpenter, 3b
  2. Peter Bourjos, cf
  3. Matt Holliday, lf
  4. Allen Craig, rf
  5. Yadier Molina, dh
  6. Matt Adams, 1b
  7. Mark Ellis, 2b
  8. Tony Cruz, c
  9. Pete Kozma, ss

Hey, the lineup for the Mets looks a little bit more normal than what we saw yesterday… I count five potential regulars…

Note: Eric Young Jr. expects to make his first Grapefruit League appearance on Tuesday.

(Photo by Anthony J. Causi)

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