Open Thread: Mets vs Marlins, 3/8/12

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 02: Pitcher Mike Pelfrey #34 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)

The Mets face the Marlins in Port St. Lucie today at 1:10pm. The action can be seen on SNY and Mike Pelfrey will make the start. Andres Torres was originally penciled in to start in center field and bat leadoff, but has been scratched with tightness in his hip. Here is the starting lineup, featuring reserve outfielder candidates Mike Baxter and Adam Loewen:

Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF
Justin Turner, 3B
Jason Bay, LF
Ike Davis, DH
Lucas May, C
Mike Baxter, RF
Adam Loewen, 1B
Ronny Cedeno, 2B
Omar Quintanilla, SS

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