Robert Gsellman will make his fifth appearance of the spring as he continues to make his case for being the team's fifth starter in 2017. In 12 innings this spring, Gsellman has allowed three runs and 11 hits, while striking out seven batters and walking two.
Paul Sewald, who is battling for a bullpen spot, is also scheduled to pitch today. In 10.1 innings this spring, he has allowed two earned runs and five hits, while walking three batters and striking out six.
Erick Fedde, 23, will start for the Nationals. He has appeared in four games during spring training. Fedde has been ranked among baseball's top 60 prospects by both MLB Pipeline and Baseball Prospectus. He reached Double-A in 2016 and is reportedly expected to make his big-league debut at some point in 2017.
The Mets will host the Astros at First Data Field tomorrow at 1:10 p.m. Noah Syndergaard will start for the Mets, while the Astros will send Charlie Morton to the mound.