2018 Season

Mets Pre-Game Report – 4/8/18

The red hot Mets hope to complete the sweep against the Nationals, as they face off tonight at 8:05pm.

Yesterday afternoon, the Mets relied on another strong performance by their bullpen to outlast the Nationals, 3-2. Steven Matz was also able to rebound from a sloppy season debut and pitch five innings without allowing an earned run.

Matt Harvey will start tonight against Tanner Roark (1-0, 1.29 ERA). In his last start, Harvey struck out five and pitched five shutout innings.

Outside of today’s game, it is being reported that Jason Vargas’s simulated game went well, and will start a minor league game before returning to the major leagues. Vargas has been nursing a broken right hand since March 16th, which doesn’t impede his pitching but prevents him from fielding regularly.

The starting lineups for today’s game are shown below:

New York Mets (6-1)

  1. Michael Conforto – CF
  2. Yoenis Cespedes – LF
  3. Jay Bruce – RF
  4. Todd Frazier – 3B
  5. Asdrubal Cabrera – 2B
  6. Jay Bruce – RF
  7. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  8. Matt Harvey – P
  9. Amed Rosario – SS

Washington Nationals (4-4)

  1. Adam Eaton – LF
  2. Anthony Rendon – 3B
  3. Bryce Harper – RF
  4. Matt Adams – 1B
  5. Howie Kendrick – 2B
  6. Trea Turner – SS
  7. Michael A. Taylor – CF
  8. Pedro Severino – C
  9. Tanner Roark – P

First pitch forecast

46° with increasing clouds and decreasing temperatures as the night wears on, potentially reaching the thirties

Where to watch the game or listen to the game?

TV: ESPN

Radio: 710 WOR, 106.7 The Fan

 

Photo Credit: Rich Schultz/Getty Images

 

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