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Mets Today: Exhibition Opener Against Washington; Line-ups

Mets Today: Exhibition Opener Against Washington; Line-ups

By John Delcos

The New York Mets open their exhibition schedule today against Washington at Port St. Lucie, with Rafael Montero going against the Nationals' Taylor Jordan.

Jacob deGrom, Logan Verrett, Miguel Socolovich, Adam Kolarek, Gonzalez Germen and Jeff Walters will also pitch for the Mets.

Manager Terry Collins said David Wright and Daniel Murphy will be eased into the exhibition schedule and aren’t scheduled to play. Eric Young, with tightness in his side, won’t play this weekend.

 

Mets' line-up:

Chris Young, lf

Ruben Tejada, ss

Curtis Granderson, rf

Ike Davis, 1b

Josh Satin, 3b

Lucas Duda, dh

Wilmer Flores, 2b

Travis d’Arnaud, c

Juan Lagares, cf

 

LINE-UP COMMENTS: Interesting to see Chris Young leading off. It’s because Eric Young is out, but Collins must also keep an eye on him in case Eric Young opens the season on the bench. … No surprise to see both Davis and Duda playing as they each need as many at-bats as possible.

 

Washington line-up:

Nate McLouth, rf

Danny Espinosa, 2b

Ryan Zimmerman, 3b

Adam LaRoche, 1b

Ian Desmond, ss

Wilson Ramos, c

Tyler Moore, dh

Scott Hairston, lf

Eury Perez, cf

 

LATER TODAY: Jon Niese update; Sandy Alderson expects 90 victories; exhibition coverage.

 

Make sure to tune in to WOR710 today for complete game coverage starting at 1:10pm!

 

***John Delcos has covered Major League Baseball for over 20 years, including the Mets and Yankees since 1998. He is a Hall of Fame voter and owns and operates a Mets website, New York Mets Report.com

 

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