The Mets (6-7-1) host the Miami Marlins (4-10) at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie on Friday at 1:10 p.m.
Dominic Smith returns to the Mets lineup batting fifth as he takes a .500/.565/.700 slash line into Friday's game in his attempt to make the Opening Day roster. Amed Rosario continues to sit out after being hit on the hand by a pitch as Andres Gimenez gets the start at shortstop.
|Lewis Brinson, CF||Jeff McNeil, LF|
|Brian Anderson, 3B||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Neil Walker, 1B||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Peter O'Brien, RF||Wilson Ramos, DH|
|Starlin Castro, 2B||Dominic Smith, 1B|
|JT Riddle, SS||Devin Mesoraco, C|
|Austin Dean, LF||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Isaac Galloway, DH||Andres Gimenez, SS|
|Chavez Santiago, C||Dilson Herrera, 3B|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard.
After Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Luis Avilan and Drew Smith are among those available to pitch.
Who is starting for the Nationals?
RHP Dan Straily.
The Mets head to Fort Myers to face the Red Sox on Saturday at 1:05 p.m.
The starting pitcher is still to be determined.