We are so close to the regular season! The Mets have two spring training games left, one today against the Nationals and one tomorrow against the Orioles. But today is the last home game which means the line up, minus the pitching, will look a lot like the players that will see the Nationals on Thursday to open the season!
After a disappointing Friday, the Mets stomped on the Braves yesterday 12-2 with three hit games from Alonso and Rosario, two hit games from Nido, Broxton, Krizan and most notably Mauricio. The latter has had a lot of success the last two days against major league hitting. He’s definitely the prospect to be watching right now. On the mound deGrom had a solid day with 3.0 clean innings (and then rocked all the back pages expressing his disappointment in not having an extension yet), Lugo had a clean inning and Dowdy had his best outing yet allowing 1 run over 4.0 innings as he tries to break through to the roster.
- Brandon Nimmo (LF)
- Jeff McNeil (3B)
- Robinson Cano (2B)
- Pete Alonso (DH)
- Michael Conforto (RF)
- Wilson Ramos (C)
- Amed Rosario (SS)
- Dominic Smith (1B)
- Juan Lagares (CF)
Starting Pitcher: Tim Peterson
Things To Watch For:
- The most exciting thing about today’s lineup card: Woods-Richardson who the Mets drafted in the 2nd round last year is listed as an available pitcher. Hopefully he gets some action today.
- Today’s lineup is awfully close to what it could be opening day. Most likely Pete Alonso is at first, not Smith (barring some major roster thing the Mets do) and there is still a possibility that Broxton starts in center not Lagares.
- The players in the lineup seem like the starting lineup, but is this going to be the order they are in? If so, I really don’t remember the last time I saw a player make their major league debut in the 4th spot. I’m not sure yet if I disagree with it (I generally go with the idea of putting your players who get on base the most as close to the top of the lineup as possible).
- Tim Peterson has pitched 8.1 major league spring training innings over 9 games and has allowed 5 runs off 7 hits, and 2 walks. I’m hoping in our last look at him he ends on a high note as he is trying move himself up the arm-depth chart.
Let’s Go Mets!