MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Astros, 1:05 PM

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New York Mets at Houston Astros

Osceola County Stadium – 1:05 PM

RHP Robert Gsellman vs LHP Collin McHugh

Today’s game marks the first of two with the Astros this Spring and it is the Mets only game in Kissimmee in 2016.

Robert Gsellman makes his first official start of the Spring. He was named the Sterling Organizational Pitcher of the Year in 2015 after going a combined 13-7 with a 2.89 ERA in 24 total games between St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.

T.J. Rivera has hit safely in each of the first two Spring Training games (.400, 2-5) with one RBI. Batted .325 with 63 runs, 27 doubles, and 48 RBI in a combined 110 games between Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. Rivera has a career .318 average in five minor league seasons.

Hansel Robles went 4-3 with a 3.67 ERA in 57 games as a rookie last season. He made three appearances in the postseason and did not allow a run in 3.0 innings.

Mets pitchers today: RHP Robert Gsellman, RHP Seth Lugo, LHP Josh Smoker, RHP Hansel Robles, RHP Antonio Bastardo

Here are the starting lineups:

Mets Lineup

  1. Ty Kelly, CF
  2. Ruben Tejada, SS
  3. Michael Conforto, LF
  4. Travis d’Arnaud, DH
  5. Dominic Smith, 1B
  6. Wilmer Flores, 3B
  7. Kevin Plawecki, C
  8. Eric Campbell, RF
  9. Dilson Herrera, 2B

Astros Lineup

  1. George Springer, RF
  2. Colin Moran, 3B
  3. Colby Rasmus, L
  4. Carlos Gomez, CF
  5. A.J. Reed, 1B
  6. Jason Castro, DH
  7. Alex Bregman, SS
  8. Max Stassi, C
  9. Nolan Fontana, 2B

Enjoy the game and Let’s Go Mets!

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