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

Ed Delany, MMO

Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets will square off against Justin Verlander and the reigning World Series champion Houston Astros this afternoon at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m.

Mets Lineup:

  1. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B
  2. Jose Reyes (S) SS
  3. Phillip Evans (R) 3B
  4. Zach Borenstein (L) RF
  5. Peter Alonso (R) 1B
  6. Brandon Nimmo (L) CF
  7. Jose Lobaton (S) C
  8. Tomas Nido (R) DH
  9. Matthew den Dekker (L) LF

Astros Lineup:

  1. George Springer (R) CF
  2. Josh Reddick (L) RF
  3. Jose Altuve (R) 2B
  4. Carlos Correa (R) SS
  5. Marwin Gonzalez (S) 1B
  6. Brian McCann (L) DH
  7. J.D. Davis (R) 3B
  8. Max Stassi (R) C
  9. Myles Straw (R) LF

Notes:

Noah Syndergaard will start with Hansel Robles, Tim Peterson, Jacob Rhame, Jamie Callahan, Drew Smith, Tyler Bashlor and Gerson Bautista also scheduled to pitch this afternoon.

Jay Bruce, Dominic Smith, Juan Lagares and Tim Tebow remain out of the lineup as they continue to combat their respective injuries.

Prior to this afternoon’s game, the Mets inked right-hander A.J. Griffin to a minor league pact with an invite to Spring Training. Griffin has pitched for the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers in his career.

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