Jason Vargas and the Mets face Sandy Alcantara and the Miami Marlins in a Grapefruit League game on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Fla.
Pete Alonso gets the start at first base and is batting second as he carries a .375 (15-for-40) average and team-leading three home runs into the game ... Robinson Cano (13-for-32) will bat behind Alonso while Travis d'Arnaud (4-for-13) gets the call behind the plate.
|Jeff McNeil, LF||Curtis Granderson, LF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Brian Anderson, 3B|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Neil Walker, 1B|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Starlin Castro, 2B|
|J.D. Davis, 3B||Lewis Brinson, CF|
|Travis d'Arnaud, C||Miguel Rojas, SS|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Peter O'Brien, RF|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Chad Wallach, C|
|Jason Vargas, P||
Sandy Alcantara, P
Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Jason Vargas gets the call as he enters the game with a 1.08 ERA, having allowed one run on eight hits and two walks in 8.1 inning pitched while striking out eight.
Who is starting for the Marlins?
RHP Sandy Alcantara, who has a 1.50 ERA and allowed two runs on six hits and 10 walks through 12 innings pitched while striking out 14.
The Mets face host the Washington Nationals on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at First Data Field.