Marcus Stroman gets the start for the group of Mets traveling to Jupiter, Fla., Saturday at 1:05 p.m. for a split-squad matchup against the Cardinals. The other half of the team is hosting the Marlins in Port St. Lucie.
Amed Rosario and Brandon Nimmo will bat first and second in for the Mets, while former Yankee Eduardo Nunez is in the lineup hitting fifth.
|Amed Rosario, SS||Dexter Fowler, RF|
|Brandon Nimmo, CF||Matt Carpenter, 3B|
|J.D. Davis, LF||Paul Goldschmidt, DH|
|Dominic Smith, 1B||Yadier Molina, C|
|Eduardo Nunez, 3B||Tyler O'Neill, LF|
|Luis Guillorme, SS||Tommy Edman, SS|
|Ryan Cordell, RF||Brad Miller, 2B|
|Rene Rivera, C||Rangel Ravelo, 1B|
|Jake Hager, 2B||Lane Thomas, CF|
Who is pitching for the Mets?
Stroman, who made 11 starts for the Mets after being acquired from the Blue Jays prior to the trade deadline. The Long Island native went 4-2 with a 3.77 ERA, striking out 60 hitters in 59 2/3 innings.
Who is pitching for the Cardinals?
RHP Jack Flaherty, who had a breakout season as a 23-year-old for the Cardinals last season. Flaherty went 11-8 with a 2.75 ERA, striking out 231 hitters over 196 1/3 innings. He led the National League with a 0.968 WHIP and finished third in NL Cy Young Award voting.
Steven Matz makes his spring debut on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. as the Mets host the Cardinals at Clover Park.