Jacob deGrom will be putting in work in a 'B' game on the back fields in Port St. Lucie, Fla. on Sunday while the Mets head to West Palm Beach to face the Nationals at 1:05 p.m.
Michael Conforto returns to the cleanup spot on Sunday after going 2-for-3 with a home run on Saturday ... Pete Alonso bats second with his team-leading three home runs this spring while Dominic Smith is the DH as he continues to make his case to be on the Mets' Opening Day roster.
|Brandon Nimmo, LF||Victor Robles, CF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Kurt Suzuki, C|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Juan Soto, LF|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Matt Adams, 1B|
|Dominic Smith, DH||Jake Noll, 2B|
|Jeff McNeil,||Andrew Stevenson, RF|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Wilmer Difo, 3B|
|Devin Mesoraco, C||Adrian Sanchez, SS|
|Keon Broxton, CF||
Stephen Strasburg, P
Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Hector Santiago, who will be making his first start as he tries to make the major league roster. He has a 1.50 ERA with 11 strikeouts this spring in six innings pitched.
Who is starting for the Nationals?
RHP Stephen Strasburg, who has a 1.69 ERA this spring, having allowed just two runs in 10.2 innings pitched while striking out 13.
The Mets play the Nationals again on Monday at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla. at 1:10 p.m.