Spring Training Game Preview: Mets @ Cardinals

Recapping Yesterday:
The Mets got back in the win column yesterday with 5-3 win over the Miami Marlins. Francisco Lindor right now is playing for a massive contract extension – he smashed his 4th homer of the spring and added a single and a double at the plate for 7 total bases on the day – raising his OPS to 1.074. Also having a sneaky good spring at the plate has been Kevin Pillar who added two more hits, raising his batting average to .324 and OPS to .895.

Marcus Stoman was tagged for 3 runs off 9 hits in 5.0 innings (There was also a three run homer that was called back in the first inning). It was a weird day for umpiring. Anyway, he still looked good as he continues to get ready for the season. The bullpen behind him was fantastic. Barnes had another scoreless outing. His worst start in spring was his first one, he’s been great since then. Aaron Loup struck out the side. Trevor May allowed one walk and nothing else and Tommy Hunter finally put together a perfect inning of work. (The Mets need to decide if they are going to add Hunter to the active roster by Sunday).

What We Are Watching Today:
Originally Taijuan Walker was going to get the big start today with a tremendous starting lineup but instead he’ll be pitching in the B game at home. Corey Oswalt will get the start instead. In his first A game outing, Oswalt struck out 5 over 2.0 innings. In his second A game outing, he allowed 5 runs over 2.2 innings. So, a bit of a mixed back.

But today’s lineup. Amazing. With J.D. Davis in as the DH, this lineup looks a DH style Mets lineup with Nimmo and Lindor at top and McCann and Guillorme rounding things out at the end. Here are some spring OBP’s in today’s lineup:

  • Nimmo- .452
  • Lindor – .390
  • Conforto – .361
  • Alonso – .477

Outstanding! Let’s Go Mets!

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