After winning their first series against the Nationals, the Mets travel to Miami to face another division opponent in the Marlins at 7:10 p.m. to kick off a three-game set on SNY.
This is the second straight year the Mets went 2-1 to start the season. ...The Mets have been proactive with runners in scoring position in this early going. They are hitting .400 with four doubles, a tirple, a walk and 14 RBI. ...The fresh faces in the clubhouse are already making an impact, especially Pete Alonso. He went 6-for-12 with three RBI doubles in three games. Wilson Ramos is also hitting .444 with a double, three RBI and three runs scored thus far.
|Amed Rosario, SS||Miguel Rojas, SS|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Rosell Herrera, LF|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Brian Anderson, 3B|
|J.D. Davis, 3B||Starlin Castro, 2B|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Lewis Brinson, CF|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Martin Prado, 1B|
|Jeff McNeil, LF||Jorge Alfaro, C|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Peter O'Brien, RF|
|Steven Matz, LHP||Caleb Smith, LHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz.
Matz is getting his first start of the season, and it couldn't come in a better ballpark. In four starts at Marlins Park, Matz has never lost, owning a 0.76 ERA over 23.2 innings.
This spring, the lefty struggled a bit with a 7.47 ERA and .343 opponent batting average over 15.2 innings. He will look to post better numbers to kickoff his 2019 campaign.
Who is starting for the Marlins?
LHP Caleb Smith.
The 27-year-old underwent left lat surgery last season, and this will be his first start since June 24, 2018. He was doing pretty well before his injury, owning a 4.19 ERA over 77.1 innings (16 starts).
Smith was traded to the Marlins from the Yankees along with Garrett Cooper back in 2017.
Jason Vargas will get the ball for the Mets on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. He'll face off against Jose Urena.