MMO Game Thread: Mets vs. Marlins, 1:10 PM

The 6-7 Mets continue their spring campaign against Miami today. If this feels like deja vu, well it sorta is. The Mets traveled to the Marlins spring training facility on Tuesday before the off-day and as there are fewer teams on the east coast then the west coast, we do see a lot of repeat match ups.

Just as a quick recap of yesterday: the Mets have had better games. Zamora, the only lefty in the bullpen on the roster, allowed two runs off three hits in 0.2 innings, taking his Spring ERA to 9.82 (on the heels of a great performance by Avilan a lefty trying to make the roster on the previous day). Caminero continued to struggle this spring as well, allowing a run off a hit and two walks in his inning, blowing up his Spring ERA to 16.20. Both of these taken with small sample size salt.

There were a couple of interesting batting notes from yesterday. Broxton went 0-for-1 at the plate but he walked three times so his batting average fell to .214 but OPS raised to .690 (thus becoming another interesting stat against batting average). Alonso collected 2 hits in 5 trips and JD Davis went 0-3 but walked twice (and then got called out going first-to-third on a Tebow hit).

Mets Lineup:

  1. Jeff McNeil (LF)
  2. Michael Conforto (RF)
  3. Robinson Cano (2B)
  4. Wilson Ramos (DH)
  5. Dominic Smith (1B)
  6. Devin Mesoraco (C)
  7. Juan Lagares (CF)
  8. Andres Gimenez (SS)
  9. Dilson Herrera (3B)

Starting Pitcher: Noah Syndergaard

Things To Watch For:

  1. Dominic Smith is continuing to make the most out of Spring Training. In 23 PA’s he has a .500/.565/.700 slash line.
  2. Yesterday d’Arnaud continued his rehab journey catching the B game. His main competition Devin Mesoraco, is getting the start today. in 12 PAs over five games he’s hitting .167/.167/.417
  3. Who will play third when the season opens with Frazier and Lowrie still out injured? Dilson Herrera is hoping the answer involves him pushing his way onto the bench and the team is giving him enough chances at the plate. In 25 PA’s he has a .200/.360/.250 line.
  4. Thor gets the start today! So far in two games and 4.2 innings he’s allowed one unearned run off two hits. The good news is he has struck out six, the bad news is he has five walks.
  5. Listed as available today: Luis Avilan, Edwin Diaz, Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo. This could be very close to the actual bullpen the Mets roll within April with Familia.

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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