MetsJunkies Game Preview

The Mets lineup is out for their Spring Training game against the Marlins. Stroman will get the start for the Mets, as the Mets face Pablo Lopez.

Lineup:

CF Brandon Nimmo

RF Kevin Pillar

LF Dominic Smith

DH Pete Alonso

SS Jonathan Villar

1B Brandon Drury

3B Luis Guillorme

2B Jose Peraza

C Caleb Joseph

Dom Smith will get his first start in left field this spring, the position he will likely get most of his playing time.

Photo by: Kyle Paul from New York Mets Country

MetsJunkies Game Preview: 03/11/2021 Mets @ Astros

The Mets will face the Astros at 6.05 EST. deGrom will face Greinke in a match-up we have seen before this spring. Unfortunately, like the other match-up, it won’t be televised.

Line-Up:

LF Brandon Nimmo

SS Francisco Lindor

RF Michael Conforto

1B Pete Alonso

DH Dominic Smith

2B Jeff McNeil

3B J.D. Davis

C James McCann

CF Albert Almora Jr.

The first 8 in the lineup, could well be the first 8 on opening day. I think this line-up will be the line-up the Mets will start with. With those 8 and deGrom starting, it’s a shame it won’t be on TV.

Game Preview: Cardinals @ Mets 03/09/2021

The Mets will face the Cardinals tonight at 1.10 EST. It will be aired on SNY, as we can watch Taijuan Walker unofficial Mets debut.

Line-Up:

CF Kevin Pillar

2B Jeff McNeil

1B Pete Alonso

DH Dominic Smith

C James McCann

SS Jonathan Villar

3B Brandon Drury

RF Albert Almora jr.

LF Johneswhy Fargas

Pillar will get a look at CF, with Almora in RF. The Mets also taking a look at Villar at short. Both Pillar and Villar haven’t been good at the position they will play in recent years.

Probable Pitchers:

RHP Taijuan Walker

RHP Edwin Diaz

RHP Trevor May

RHP Jeurys Familia

RHP Tommy Hunter

RHP Miguel Castro

RHP Drew Smith

RHP Sam McWilliams

RHP Ryley Gilliam

Taijuan Walker makes his first appearance followed by Mets bullpen locks in May, Diaz, Familia and likely Castro.

MetsJunkies Game Preview: Nats @ Mets 03/04/2021

The Mets will look to beat the Nationals at Glover Park. The game will be live on ESPN as the game starts at 1.10 EST.

Line-Up:

CF Brandon Nimmo

2B Jeff McNeil

DH Dominic Smith

1B Pete Alonso

C James McCann

3B Jonathan Villar

SS Luis Guillorme

RF Khalil Lee

LF Drew Ferguson

Game Notes:

Luis Guillorme and Drew Ferguson will look to keep their good start going. Both collected 2 hits in the Mets loss yesterday. Dominic Smith will make his spring debut this season as the DH.

MetsJunkies Game Preview: 03/03/2021

The Mets will face the Cardinals in Jupiter, Florida. The game will start at 1.05 EST. The Mets will try to win their second straight ballgame. It will be available for MLB.tv subscribers.

Line-Up:

CF Kevin Pillar

SS Jonathan Villar

3B J.D. Davis

1B José Martinez

2B Luis Guillorme

C Tomas Nido

RF Albert Almora jr.

LF Mallex Smith

DH Francisco Alvarez

Probable Pitchers:

RHP Jerad Eickhoff, RHP Jacob Barnes, RHP Oscar de la Cruz, RHP Ryley Gilliam, RHP Franklyn Kilomé, RHP Stephen Nogosek, RHP Marcel Renteria and LHP Tom Windle

Game note:

Mets top prospect Francisco Alvarez will get the start as the Designated hitter. Another arm that got positive attention this spring in Marcel Renteria. The Mets prospect has shown a great two pitch mix that has people rave about him. Curious to see him in action today.

Mets game Preview: 3/02/2021 Astros @ Mets

The Mets will face the Astros in Port St. Lucie at 1.10 EST.

Line-up:

DH Brandon Nimmo

SS Francisco Lindor

RF Michael Conforto

1B Pete Alonso

2B Jeff McNeil

C James McCann

3B Luis Guillorme

CF Albert Almora jr.

LF Khalil Lee

Probable pitchers:

RHP Marcus Stroman, RHP Jordan Yamamoto, RHP Edwin Diaz, LHP Jerry Blevins, RHP Drew Smith, RHP Franklyn Kilome and RHP Sam McWilliams

Game Notes:

Mets number 7 prospect Khalil Lee will make his debut for the Mets organization. He was part of the trade with the Royals. Very excited to see him play today.

Mets Game Preview: Mets @ Marlins 3/1/2021

Baseball is back. The Mets will play their spring opener against the Marlins on 1 pm EST. Harol Gonzalez will get the start with Lindor being the main event in the line-up.

Line-Up:

CF Brandon Nimmo

SS Francisco Lindor

1B Pete Alonso

3B J.D. Davis

2B Jonathan Villar

RF Kevin Pillar

LF José Martinez

C Tomas Nido

DH Patrick Maizeka

Probable Pitchers:

RHP Harol Gonzalez, RHP Sean Reid-Foley, RHP Ryley Gilliam, RHP Trevor Hildenberger, LHP Stephen Tarpley and LHP Thomas Szapucki

Game Notes:

Lindor isn’t the only addition that will make his Mets debut after being traded for. The Mets acquired Sean Reid-Foley in the Matz trade.

TV/Radio:

You can watch the game on the Miami Marlins website and listen to Marlins Radio via the MLB app.

Projected Mets 2021 Opening Day Roster (Fangraphs)

I love to use fangraphs as one of my baseball resource tools. I highly encourage all nerds and non-nerds to check them out and support them. Here 2021 OD roster for the Mets according to fangraphs.

Starting Pitchers

RHP Jacob Degrom
RHP Carlos Carrasco
RHP Marcus Stroman
LHP David Peterson
LHP Joey Lucchesi

Bullpen

Closer- RHP Edwin Diaz
Setup- RHP Trevor May
Setup- RHP Miguel Castro
RHP Dellin Betances
RHP Jeurys Familia
RHP Robert Gsellman
RHP Jacob Barnes
LHP Aaron Loup
LHP Stephen Tarpley

Infielders (Bats)

C James McCann (R)
C Thomas Nido (R)
1B Pete Alonso (R)
2B Jeff McNeil (L)
3B JD Davis (R)
SS Lindor (S)
INF Luis Guillorme (L)
INF/OF Jonathan Villar (S)

Outfielders (Bats)

LF Dominic Smith (L)
CF Brandon Nimmo (L)
RF Michael Conforto (L)
OF Albert Almora Jr. (R)

Injured List

RHP Noah Syndergaard
RHP Seth Lugo

We are expecting the Mets to make more moves as they are actively shopping JD Davis and with Seth Lugo going down for at least 6 weeks with elbow surgery, they find themselves in need of a bullpen piece.


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