Good morning Mets fans! The New York Mets are now 13 days away from their Opening Day matchup with the Washington Nationals. In the meantime, you can watch the Mets and Nats play their second exhibition game of spring training today. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. EDT at First Data Field.
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The Mets tied the St. Louis Cardinals 1-1 on Thursday afternoon at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Zack Wheeler pitched 5 1/3 shutout innings to lower his spring training ERA to 2.25. He allowed two hits and no walks, while he struck out four Cardinals.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports wrote a piece on Brodie Van Wagenen who continues to preach the idea that the Mets will win now.
“I feel like we can contend right now, and fully expect to,” Van Wagenen said according to Nightengale.
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MLB and the MLBPA announced a variety of rule changes that will either take place in 2019 or 2020. Among the changes are a one-day trade deadline (effective 2019), a tweak to the All-Star Game voting (effective 2019), a 26-man roster (effective 2020) and a three-batter minimum for pitchers (effective 2020).
Cliff Corcoran of The Athletic created the 2019 Misery Index “in order to rank the fanbases of all 30 major-league teams according to their current state of baseball-induced misery.”
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Ryder also analyzed Wheeler’s start and his performance during spring training as a whole.
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