MMO Game Thread: Nationals vs Mets, 1:10 PM

The Mets play against the Nationals today, the Marlins tomorrow, the Nationals on Sunday, the Nationals on Monday, the Marlins on Tuesday and the Marlins on Thursday. Essentially, in their last 10ish days of spring training games they are playing half of the NL East over and over and over again. This is routinely the argument made for the Mets moving their Spring Training facility to avoid this. Anyway, don’t be surprised over the next week if Mets pitchers who should be in major league games end up in the backfields in minor league games instead.

The game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET and can be seen on SNY.

Mets Lineup

  1. Brandon Nimmo (LF)
  2. Jeff McNeil (3B)
  3. Robinson Cano (DH)
  4. Wilson Ramos (C)
  5. Dominic Smith (1B)
  6. Keon Broxton (CF)
  7. Amed Rosario (SS)
  8. Luis Guillorme (2B)
  9. Rajai Davis (RF)

Starting Pitcher: Steven Matz

Things To Watch For:

  1. Matz will make his 4th start of spring training today. Over his first three he has allowed 5 runs over 8.2 innings while striking out 7. In his last outing he allowed only 3 hits and no runs over 4.0 innings, so hopefully today is another step forward in that direction. He should be pitching between 5-6 innings today.
  2. It is becoming increasingly likely that Frazier and Lowrie will not be ready for Opening Day, so McNeil is at third again today. In 28 PA’s this spring he has a .321/.321/.571 line.
  3. Wilson Ramos continues to make me smile. In 27 PAs he has a .360/.407/.480 line. I’m so excited to see him the regular season.
  4. Seth Lugo and Luis Guillorme are quietly having an amazing spring. We talked about Lugo yesterday. Luis is hitting .417/.533/.625 over 31 PA’s this spring.
  5. Robinson Cano is hitting .414/.452/.655 over 31 PA’s spring. Beautiful!

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