The Mets (8-10) host the Astros in Port St. Lucie on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m., live on SNY.
Noah Syndergaard looks to bounce back from a subpar outing on Friday against the Marlins. ... Jeff McNeil starts at third base for the third time in four days as it seems more probable by the day that he'll be there on Opening Day. ... Pete Alonso starts at first base as he tries to earn his spot on the roster.
|Tony Kemp, LF||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Aledmys Diaz, 3B||Jeff McNeil, 3B|
|Alex Bregman, SS||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Michael Brantley, DH||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Yuli Gurriel, 2B||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Derek Fisher, RF||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Max Stassi, C||Keon Broxton, CF|
|AJ Reed, 1B||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Myles Straw, CF||Juan Lagares, DH|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard, who gave up four runs (three earned) in four innings on Friday, allowing six hits while striking out eight. RHP Seth Lugo is among those available out of the bullpen.
Who is starting for the Astros?
RHP Gerrit Cole takes the hill for Houston.
The Mets head to Jupiter Thursday to face the Cardinals at 1:05 p.m.