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Open Thread: Mets vs Red Sox, 3/17/2010

Mike Pelfrey takes the hill in Fort Myers against John Lackey and the Red Sox. Pelfrey will be followed by Tobi Stoner, Bobby Parnell, Kiko Calero, Jenrry Mejia, and Elmer Dessens.

The game is on NESN at 1:05pm and can be seen on It is also on WEEI via Gameday audio. If you don't have either MLB package you can still follow on regular Gameday.

The notes.

  • The Mets will wear "lucky" green Irish hats today in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Yesterday was the Mets' only off day of the spring.
  • Mike Pelfrey is 0-1 this spring with a 9.00 ERA (four earned runs/5.2 innings).
  • The Mets have hit 13 home runs over their last eight games.
  • Including today, there are 20 days until Opening Day. The Mets begin the 2010 regular season at Citi Field Monday, April 5 at 1:10 p.m. vs. Florida.

And here is the current roster breakdown for the 46 players in big league camp (including 11 non-roster invitees).

• Pitchers - 19 total (four non-roster)
- Lefthanded - Six (one non-roster)
- Righthanded - 13 (three non-roster)
• Catchers - Five total (one non-roster)
• Infielders - 11 total (four non-roster)
• Outfielders - 11 total (two non-roster)