Rick Porcello will make his first appearance in a Mets uniform as he gets the start on the mound in one of two split-squad games on Saturday. The other half of the team will face the Cardinals at 1:05 p.m.
Pete Alonso will hit second in Saturday's lineup against the Marlins, while newcomer Jake Marisnick will play center field and hit sixth. Tim Tebow will be available off the bench.
|Jon Berti, SS||Jeff McNeil, 3B|
|Monte Harrison, CF||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Isan Diaz, 2B||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Garrett Cooper, 1B||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Lewis Brinson, LF||Matt Adams, DH|
|Harold Ramirez, DH||Jake Marisnick, CF|
|Sean Rodriguez,3B||Andres Gimenez, SS|
|JJ Bleday, RF||Jarrett Parker, LF|
|Chad Wallach, C||Max Moroff, 2B|
Who is pitching for the Mets?
Porcello joins the Mets after five seasons with the Red Sox, where the New Jersey native pitched to a 73-55 record over 159 starts. The right-hander won the Cy Young Award with Boston in 2016, but pitched inconsistently over his final three seasons with the team. Porcello is expected to battle for back-end of the rotation spot with the Mets in 2020.
Who is pitching for the Marlins?
RHP Jordan Yamamoto, who made 15 starts for the Marlins a rookie last season. The 23-year-old went 4-5 with a 4.46 ERA in 2019, striking out 82 hitters in 78 2/3 innings.
Steven Matz makes his spring debut on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. as the Mets host the Cardinals at Clover Park.