Good morning, Mets fans!
Today, the Mets will head to Tampa and play the Yankees. Matt Harvey has the ball for the Mets and will have a tough test, assuming the Yankees use some permutation of their Opening Day lineup.
Yesterday, the Mets tied the Tigers by a score of 4-4. The positive from the start were Steven Matz firing four scoreless innings while striking out Miguel Cabrera along the way. Wilmer Flores and Kevin Plawecki homered, while Plawecki continues hitting air balls like last season.
Amed Rosario returned in this game and went 0-for-2 as the DH. He will play in the field tomorrow.
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Matt Ehalt of The Record reports that the trade between the Mets and Indians involving Jason Kipnis was set to have Paul Sewald going to Cleveland. Sewald has looked good this spring and was very good against righties in 2017, but Jason Kipnis would have looked good in orange and blue. With that said, I would have been more upset about it if they traded Brandon Nimmo for Josh Harrison.
Mickey Callaway said he likes what Kevin Plawecki does against righties and what Travis d’Arnaud does against lefties. He also mentioned that he will use this as an idea of who will catch as opposed to who pitchers like throwing to. I believe a Kravis Plaw’rnaud split will serve the Mets well.
The Mets hope Dominic Smith will play on Sunday according to Jon Morosi of MLB.com. Mickey Callaway acknowledged that it will be difficult for Smith to be ready for Opening Day but given how bad Adrian Gonzalez has looked, it appears to be wide open.
Morosi spoke to Sandy Alderson, who does not see Steven Matz in a relief role at this point. He also does not want to trade any pitcher just yet given all the injuries in 2017.
Major League Baseball announced that April 4’s matchup between the Mets and Phillies will air live on Facebook.
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Kathy Viola lended her support to cancer survivor, Josh Cohen.
The Athletics signed Jonathan Lucroy to a one-year deal according to Jane Lee of MLB.com. While Lucroy somewhat salvaged his season in Colorado, his home-road splits while playing with the Rockies were awful.
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Mike Mayer goes over his Early Spring Hits and Misses.
This Day in Mets History
1962: The Mets play their first ever exhibition game. They lose to the Cardinals, 8-0.