Open Thread: Mets vs Nationals, 3/5/12

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 02: Pitcher Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets poses for photos during MLB photo day on March 2, 2012 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

So it begins. The Mets play their first game of spring training tonight, facing the Nationals at 6:10pm in Port St. Lucie. SNY has the television broadcast and WFAN has the radio call. Dillon Gee matches up with John Lannan, and the Mets will trot out their "A" lineup, minus David Wright, who is sidelined with a rib cage injury (lineup via Adam Rubin):

Andres Torres, CF
Daniel Murphy, 2B
Justin Turner, 3B
Ike Davis, 1B
Jason Bay, LF
Lucas Duda, RF
Valentino Pascucci, DH
Josh Thole, C
Ruben Tejada, SS

And the Nationals' starting lineup:

Roger Bernadina, LF
Steve Lombardozzi, 2B
Mark Teahen, 3B
Chad Tracy, 1B
Rick Ankiel, CF
Bryce Harper, RF
Jesus Flores, C
Xavier Paul, DH
Andres Blanco, SS

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