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Open Thread: Mets vs. Nationals, spring training, 3/15/19

Matz is back on the mound after tossing four shutout innings last Sunday.

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The New York Mets welcome the Washington Nationals to First Data Field for today’s 1:10pm game. Steven Matz will look to build on the four shutout innings he tossed in his last start against the St. Louis Cardinals. In addition to Matz, Edwin Diaz, Robert Gsellman, Tyler Bashlor, and Eric Hanhold are among the pitchers who will work in today’s game.

Michael Conforto, who is mired in a 3-for-20 slump dating back to March 7, will get the day off as Rajai Davis gets the start in right field. Juan Lagares, who is 2-for-16 in that same span, will also sit today’s game out. McNeil will return to third base coming off his 3-for-4 performance yesterday and is sporting a .892 OPS this spring.

Mets lineup

Brandon Nimmo - LF
Jeff McNeil - 3B
Robinson Cano - DH
Wilson Ramos - C
Dominic Smith - 1B
Keon Broxton - CF
Amed Rosario - SS
Luis Guillorme - 2B
Rajai Davis - RF

Steven Matz - LHP

Nationals lineup

Adam Eaton - RF
Trea Turner - SS
Anthony Rendon - 3B
Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Matt Adams - LF
Brian Dozier - 2B
Yan Gomes - C
Victor Robles - CF
Jeremy Hellickson - RHP

Broadcast Info

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