2018 Season

Mets Pre-Game Report – 4/9/18

The red-hot Mets hope to continue their five-game winning streak as they play a very despondent Miami Marlins squad tonight at 7:10pm.

The Mets won a 12-inning marathon against the Nationals on Sunday night. The game remained at a 5-5 deadlock since the eighth inning until the Mets were able to break loose and spoil yet another Brandon Kintzler relief appearance in the top of the 12th inning. Jacob Rhame was able to shut the door for his first career save.

Zack Wheeler will be making his first ML start of this season on Wednesday, meaning this will be the first time the Mets will run a fully healthy rotation of Syndergaard, deGrom, Harvey, Matz, and Wheeler. Wheeler commanded the mound in his start in Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday, allowing just one run in five innings pitched while striking out six batters.

Noah Syndergaard will get the start tonight against Marlins Opening Day starter Jose Urena (0-1, 4.91 ERA). Syndergaard hopes to have a less stressful start tonight, given he nearly reached the century mark in pitches despite throwing four innings in his last start last Wednesday against the Phillies.

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

New York Mets (7-1, 1st in NL East)

  1. Michael Conforto – CF
  2. Yoenis Cespedes – LF
  3. Jay Bruce – RF
  4. Todd Frazier – 3B
  5. Asdrubal Cabrera – 2B
  6. Adrian Gonzalez – 1B
  7. Kevin Plawecki – C
  8. Noah Syndergaard – P
  9. Amed Rosario – SS

Miami Marlins (3-6, 5th in NL East)

  1. Derek Dietrich – LF
  2. Miguel Rojas – SS
  3. Starlin Castro – 2B
  4. Justin Bour – 1B
  5. Brian Anderson – 3B
  6. Cameron Maybin – CF
  7. Braxton Lee – RF
  8. Bryan Holaday – C
  9. Jose Urena – P

First pitch forecast

83 degrees and clear, with southwest winds in the teens.

Where to watch the game or listen to the game?

  • TV: SNY
  • Radio: 710 WOR

 

Photo Credit: Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports

 

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