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

The Mets played two yesterday, they’ll play one today and zero tomorrow as they get their first off-day in spring. Yesterday the Mets won on the road and lost at home. Highlights included d’Arnaud’s two hit day, including a double, Aloson’s second homer of the spring, Corey Oswalt allowing 1 run over 2.1 innings, O’Rourke striking out 3 in an inning of work, Cano’s two hit day, Tebow’s two hit day, Familia and Lugo’s clean inning of work. Lowlights include Matz allowing 4 runs off 5 hits in 2.2 innings and Nimmo’s 0-3 day at the plate with 3 K’s.

The game starts at 1:05 p.m. ET with no video available. You can listen on the MLB APP.

Mets Lineup

  1. Brandon Nimmo (DH)
  2. Danny Espinosa (SS)
  3. Keon Broxton (CF)
  4. Michael Conforto (RF)
  5. JD Davis (1B)
  6. Devin Mesoraco (C)
  7. Adeiny Hechavarria (2B)
  8. Gregor Blanco (LF)
  9. Dilson Herrera (2B)

Starting Pitcher: Jason Vargas

Jason Vargas returns for his second start in spring. His debut outing was decent, allowing 1 run over 2.0 innings off a hit and a walk while striking out 3. Although he struggled over the entirety of 2018, he ended the season strong posting a 2.43 ERA and .188 BA in his last 6 starts and 33.1 innings. If you expand it a bit, he has a 2.62 ERA over his last 8 starts and 44.2 innings. Could a proper spring training bring that Jason Vargas back?

Other Things To Watch For:

  1. The Mets assigned a group of players, some who were getting regular playing time, to the minors today. There were no surprises in the group. Expect to see more AB’s for regulars now.
  2. Let’s write off yesterday’s 0-3 performance from Nimmo as undercookedchickenrust. He’s back in there today at DH.
  3. Keon Broxton (who we looked at 2019 projections for here). So far this spring he’s hitting .182/.357/.182 in 14 PA’s.
  4. You know what’s great? Conforto is hitting .333/.368/.500 in 19 PA’s. Hope that warms your heart on this cold March day.
  5. Adeiny Hechavarria gets another start today and needs to start doing something with bat if he wants to make the roster. So far in 15 PAs he’s hitting .077/.200/.308

Let’s Go Mets!

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I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008 and worrying about the Mets roster for pretty much my entire life. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ. You can follow me on twitter @213mfs