MMO Game Thread: Mets vs. Nationals — Flores Playing Left Field

Saturday, March 17, 2018 • 1:05 p.m.
FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches • West Palm Beach, FL
RHP A.J. Griffin (0-0, 18.00) vs. RHP Tanner Roark (0-1, 2.25)

The Mets will take on the Washington Nationals on Saturday afternoon. A.J. Griffin gets the ball for New York and is opposed by Tanner Roark.

Mets Lineup

  1. Brandon Nimmo (L) CF
  2. Jay Bruce (L) RF
  3. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
  4. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
  5. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) 2B
  6. Wilmer Flores (R) LF
  7. Phillip Evans (R) DH
  8. Jose Lobaton (S) C
  9. Luis Guillorme (L) SS

Nationals Lineup

  1. Bryce Harper (L) RF
  2. Trea Turner (R) SS
  3. Adam Eaton (L) LF
  4. Matt Adams (L) 1B
  5. Michael A. Taylor (R) CF
  6. Miguel Montero (L) C
  7. Matt Reynolds (R) 3B
  8. Tanner Roark (R) P
  9. Wilmer Difo (S) 2B


The Mets and Nationals meet for the fifth time this spring. This will be the last time the Mets visit the Nationals during this Spring Training. After today, the two clubs will meet one final time during Grapefruit League play on March 22 in Port St. Lucie. During the regular season, the Mets will play the Nats for the first time at Nationals Park, April 5-8, and the first series between the two at Citi Field will be on April 16-18.

Michael Conforto took four at-bats in a minor league game yesterday and drew two walks. He is scheduled to hit in a minor league game this afternoon.

Yoenis Cespedes is scheduled to get at-bats in a minor league game today. He has been day-to-day with right wrist soreness.

RHP Anthony Swarzak, RHP Rafael Montero, RHP Corey Taylor, RHP Drew Smith and LHP P.J. Conlon will all pitch after A.J. Griffin today.

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