MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins 1:05 PM

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RHP Matt Harvey will make his third start of Grapefruit League play this afternoon as the New York Mets travel to Jupiter to take on the Miami Marlins. He will be opposed by LHP Justin Nicolino in a 1:05 PM matchup. The game will be not be broadcast on TV or radio.

Also scheduled to pitch for the Mets this afternoon are Zack Wheeler, Ben Rowen, Sean Gilmartin and Paul Sewald.

Update: Wheeler scratched due to illness. Lots of players fighting the flu.

Harvey has not exactly been fantastic so far this spring, going 0-2 with a 9.64 ERA. In 4.2 innings he has struck out five batters. He looks to rebound against the Marlins, against whom the Mets are 4-0 so far this spring.

Michael Conforto will play center field today, a position at which he impressed last season. He is, however, not the long-term solution for that position after Curtis Granderson leaves, that title probably goes to Juan Lagares (or 2018 free agent Lorenzo Cain??).

Tim Tebow is starting in right field, giving Jay Bruce (DH) the day off from playing in the field. The Mets have a good mix of established veterans and up-and-coming prospects playing today, giving L.J. Mazzilli and Luis Guillorme looks as well.

The game will not be televised or broadcast on Mets radio, which is fine considering Mets fans don’t like seeing or hearing Mets games at all. It’s not like that’s pretty much the only thing I ever want to do or anything.

Mets Lineup

  1. Matt Reynolds, SS
  2. Michael Conforto, CF
  3. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
  4. Jay Bruce, DH
  5. Wilmer Flores, 1B
  6. Travis d’Arnaud, C
  7. Tim Tebow, RF
  8. L.J. Mazzilli, 3B
  9. Luis Guillorme, 2B

Marlins Lineup

  1. Dee Gordon, 2B
  2. Ichiro Suzuki, RF
  3. J.T. Realmuto, DH
  4. Justin Bour, 1B
  5. Marcell Ozuna, LF
  6. Derek Dietrich, 2B
  7. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS
  8. Matt den Dekker, CF
  9. Tomas Telis, C

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