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MLB Opening Day 2016: Mets and Royals lineups

Opening day is finally here.

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The wait is finally over, the games finally count, and now the lineups have been released for the first Mets game of the year. We will get our first peek at what a lineup for the Mets might look like this season in this interleague matchup against the Royals. Granderson will lead off, with the captain David Wright behind him in the two hole. Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera will make their Mets debuts in the fifth and seventh spot, respectively. Michael Conforto will be doing the DH-ing duties and batting sixth, and Juan Lagares rounds out the lineup. Matt Harvey is on the hill.

The Royals' lineup looks similar to what Ned Yost put out against Matt Harvey and the Mets in Game 1 of the World Series last October. World Series MVP Salvador Perez sits in the seven spot for the Royals. Omar Infante replaces the departed Ben Zobrist at second base, and Edinson Volquez takes the mound for Kansas City.


Curtis Granderson, RF
David Wright, 3B
Yoenis Cespedes, LF
Lucas Duda, 1B
Neil Walker, 2B
Michael Conforto, DH
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Travis d'Arnaud, C
Juan Lagares, CF
Matt Harvey- RHP


Alcides Escobar, SS
Mike Moustakas, 3B
Lorenzo Cain, CF
Eric Hosmer, 1B
Kendrys Morales, DH
Alex Gordon, LF
Salvador Perez, C
Omar Infante, 2B
Reymond Fuentes, RF
Edinson Volquez, RHP