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Opening Day Preview: Mets vs. Marlins

Tonight at 7:10 pm, the Mets will begin their 50th season as they visit the Florida Marlins. Today is the fourth Opening Day meeting between the two teams, and considering the game is in Florida, there's a good chance there will be more Mets fans than Marlins fans in the seats.

The Mets are 32-17 on Opening Day, which is the best record in Major League Baseball, and they've wont their last five openers, the longest such streak in baseball. You can check out the Opening Day lineups that have produced the record on

Mike Pelfrey gets the start for the Mets, as has been planned for a couple of months now, and Josh Johnson takes the hill for the Fish. Pelfrey has traditionally struggled against the Marlins in his career, racking up a 5.32 ERA over 67.2 innings of work. Johnson, however, has thrown 75.2 innings of 2.74 ERA ball against the Mets.

Brad Emaus will make his major league debut this evening, and if he gets in the game, Pedro Beato will do the same.

The Mets lineup:

Jose Reyes, SS
Willie Harris, LF
David Wright, 3B
Carlos Beltran, RF
Angel Pagan, CF
Ike Davis, 1B
Brad Emaus, 2B
Josh Thole, C
Mike Pelfrey, P

The Marlins lineup, according to Fish Stripes, will be:

Chris Coghlan, CF
Omar Infante
, 2B
Hanley Ramirez
, SS
Mike Stanton, RF
Gaby Sanchez, 1B
Logan Morrison
, LF
John Buck
, C
Donnie Murphy
, 3B
Josh Johnson, P

The game can be seen on SNY and heard on WFAN.