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 mets.com.
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:
The Marlins lineup, according to Fish Stripes, will be:
, CF , 2B , SS
Mike Stanton, RF
Gaby Sanchez, 1B , LF , C , 3B
Josh Johnson, P
The game can be seen on SNY and heard on WFAN.