2018 spring training

Mets Spring Training Pre-Game Report – 3/24/18

The Mets face the Cardinals yet again today at 1:10pm. The Mets lost to the Cardinals yesterday, 5-1. Michael Conforto made his spring training debut, going 1-4 as a designated hitter. Today, Conforto will get his first start in center field this spring in today’s game.

Zack Wheeler was optioned to Triple-A today, thinning the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation. Seth Lugo will likely begin the season as the fifth starter, as Jason Vargas is still nursing a fractured right hand. Wheeler pitched for an ERA of 8.10 and threw 14 strikeouts in 10 innings pitched this spring.

LHP P.J. Conlon will start against RHP Mike Mayers in today’s contest. The Ireland native pitched for an ERA of 3.38 and an FIP of 3.90 in 136 innings pitched in Double-A Binghamton last season.

The starting lineup for today’s game is shown below:

  1. Michael Conforto – CF
  2. Jose Reyes – DH
  3. Adrian Gonzalez – 1B
  4. Todd Frazier – 3B
  5. Asdrubal Cabrera – 2B
  6. Wilmer Flores – RF
  7. Patrick Biondi – LF
  8. Amed Rosario – SS
  9. Jose Lobaton – C

Where to watch the game and listen to the game?

TV: Fox Sports Missouri (St. Louis TV)

Radio: KMOX 1120 (St. Louis Radio)

 

Featured Image: Anthony J. Causi/New York Post

 

 

2018 spring training

Mets Spring Training Pre-Game Report – 3/23/18

The Mets face the Cardinals today at 1:10pm. The Mets beat the Nationals last night, 12-5. The game featured a big fourth inning for the Mets, where they scored nine runs after falling behind 5-0 to begin the game. Yoenis Cespedes went three for four and hit two home runs in yesterday’s game.

Michael Conforto will make his spring training debut today, hitting leadoff as a designated hitter. Conforto has been nursing a dislocated shoulder which was initially believed to keep him off the field until May 1st, however he has made great strides this spring and showed that his shoulder has improved faster than expected.

RHP Drew Gagnon will start against RHP Dakota Hudson. Gagnon was signed to a minor-league contract back in December. Gagnon has never pitched at the major league level since making his minor league debut in 2011. In 2017, the 27-year old threw for an ERA of 6.25 and an FIP of 4.20 in ten starts for the Salt Lake City Bees, the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels.

Today’s starting lineup for the Mets is shown below:

1. Michael Conforto – DH

2. Jay Bruce – RF

3. Wilmer Flores – 1B

4. Jose Reyes – 2B

5. Philip Evans – 3B

6. Travis d’Arnaud – C

7. Juan Lagares – CF

8. Matt den Dekker – LF

9. Andres Gimenez – SS

Where to watch the game or listen to the game?

TV: SNY

Radio: 710 WOR

Photo Credit: Howard Simmons/NY Daily News

2018 spring training

Mets Spring Training Pre-Game Report – 3/22/18

We are just one week away from Opening Day, as all thirty teams will be wrapping up their spring training camps this weekend. The Mets take on the Nationals today at 6:10pm after having the day off Wednesday. In their last game, the Mets won a close contest against the Cardinals, 8-7. Matt Harvey struck out five batters while allowing just one run in 5.1 innings pitched. Adrian Gonzalez, Wilmer Flores, and Travis d’Arnaud all hit home runs in Tuesday’s game.

Positive news came out of the Mets’ minor league camp, as Michael Conforto hit two home runs in a minor league scrimmage on Wednesday. He hopes to return before May 1st, the target date of his return from a dislocated shoulder he suffered last season.

Zack Wheeler will start against RHP Tanner Roark today. Wheeler allowed five runs in three innings in his last appearance, when he faced the Nationals on March 13th.

The Mets’ starting lineup is shown below:

  1. Brandon Nimmo – CF
  2. Yoenis Cespedes – LF
  3. Jay Bruce – RF
  4. Todd Frazier – 3B
  5. Asdrubal Cabrera – 2B
  6. Adrian Gonzalez – 1B
  7. Amed Rosario – SS
  8. Tomas Nido – C
  9. Zack Wheeler – P

Where to watch the game or listen to the game?

TV: SNY

Radio: 710 WOR

 

Photo Credit: John Bazemore/Associated Press

2018 spring training

Mets Spring Training Pre-Game Report – 3/19/18

The Mets face the Houston Astros at 1:10pm today. The Mets defeated the Orioles on Sunday, 5-4. Noah Syndergaard had another strong outing, allowing only one run and striking out five batters in seven innings pitched. Travis d’Arnaud got two hits in four at-bats, including hitting a two-run home run in the second inning off Dylan Bundy.

Jason Vargas will be undergoing surgery on a Tuesday for a fractured bone in his right hand, reported by Anthony DiComo. Vargas will be able to throw five days after the surgery.

Steven Matz takes the hill against Justin Verlander today. Matz gave up two runs and three hits in 4.1 innings pitched in his last start on Wednesday.

The Mets’ starting lineup is shown below:

1. Asdrubal Cabrera – 2B

2. Yoenis Cespedes – LF

3. Jay Bruce – RF

4. Adrian Gonzalez – 1B

5. Todd Frazier – 3B

6. Kevin Plawecki – C

7. Philip Evans – DH

8. Juan Lagares – CF

9. Luis Guillorme – SS

Where to watch the game or listen to the game?

TV: MLB Network

Radio: 710 WOR

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa/Newsday

2018 spring training

Mets Spring Training Pre-Game Report – 3/17/18

The Mets take on the Nationals at 1:05pm in a special St. Patrick’s Day edition of spring training baseball. The Mets played to a tie with the Orioles yesterday, 4-4. Jacob deGrom was unstoppable on the mound, striking out eight while only allowing one hit in five scoreless innings pitched. Keep in mind that deGrom pitched against some of the Orioles everyday starters, including star 3B Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop, and Trey Mancini.

A.J. Griffin will start against RHP Tanner Roark today. Griffin signed a minor league contract with the Mets on February 26th. Griffin pitched for an ERA of 5.94 and an FIP of 6.26 in 15 starts with the Rangers in 2017.

The Mets’ starting lineup for today’s game is shown below:

  1. Brandon Nimmo – CF
  2. Jay Bruce – RF
  3. Adrian Gonzalez – 1B
  4. Todd Frazier – 3B
  5. Asdrubal Cabrera – 2B
  6. Wilmer Flores – LF
  7. Philip Evans – DH
  8. Jose Lobaton – C
  9. Luis Guillorme – SS

Where to watch the game/listen to the game?

TV: None

Radio: 710 WOR, 106.7 The Fan (D.C. Radio)

 

Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports

2018 spring training

Mets Spring Training Pre-Game Report – 3/16/18

The Mets take on the Baltimore Orioles today at 1:10pm, after losing to the Marlins 7-6, yesterday. The Mets nearly came back from a 7-2 deficit, scoring five runs in the ninth inning. Matt Harvey had a good outing, striking out eight while allowing three runs in five innings pitched.

Jacob deGrom will start against RHP Andrew Cashner today. deGrom struck out four while allowing two runs in 2.2 innings pitched in his last outing against the Astros this past Sunday.

Today’s starting lineup is shown below:

1. Asdrubal Cabrera – 2B

2. Jay Bruce – RF

3. Adrian Gonzalez – 1B

4. Todd Frazier – 3B

5. Jose Reyes – DH

6. Travis d’Arnaud – C

7. Philip Evans – LF

8. Amed Rosario – SS

9. Juan Lagares – CF

Where to watch the game or listen to the game?

TV: SNY

Radio: 710 WOR

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa/Newsday

2018 spring training

Mets Spring Training Pre-Game Report – 3/15/18

We are just two weeks away from Opening Day, and teams will wrapping up their spring training camps soon. Today, the Mets take on the Marlins at 1:10pm. Yesterday, the Mets lost to the Marlins, 5-1. Steven Matz allowed two earned runs and three hits in 4 1/3 innings pitched. Rafael Montero had another shaky relief appearance, allowing three hits and two runs in 2/3 innings pitched.

The Mets have demoted Tim Tebow to the minor league spring training camp Tuesday. The quarterback-turned-ballplayer struggled in Port St. Lucie, hitting 1 for 18 this spring.

Matt Harvey will start against LHP Dillon Peters. Harvey struggled in his last appearance, allowing six hits and five earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched against the Yankees last Saturday.

The starting lineup for today’s game is shown below:

1. Brandon Nimmo – LF

2. Asdrubal Cabrera – 2B

3. Todd Frazier – 3B

4. Kevin Plawecki – C

5. Wilmer Flores – 1B

6. Amed Rosario – SS

7. Juan Lagares – CF

8. Ty Kelly – RF

9. Matt Harvey – P

Where to watch the game or listen to the game?

TV: SNY, MLB Network

Radio: 710 WOR

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa/Newsday