Steven Matz heads to the mound as the Mets host the Nationals on Saturday at 1 p.m. on SNY. Washington will be playing the game with a split-squad.
The Mets fell to the Astros on Friday night, despite two hits from Brandon Nimmo. Michael Wacha allowed his first run of the spring, allowing five hits over 2 2/3 innings. Amed Rosario tripled, but the shortstop is just 2-for-21 in spring training.
|Trea Turner, SS||Brandon Nimmo, CF|
|Victor Robles, DH||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Starlin Castro, 2B||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Ryan Zimmerman, 1B||Jake Marisnick, DH|
|Yadiel Hernandez, LF||Dominic Smith, 1B|
|Yan Gomes, C||Eduardo Nunez, 3B|
|Carter Kieboom, 3B||Tomas Nido, C|
|Andrew Stevenson, RF||Andres Gimenez, SS|
|Emilio Bonifacio, CF||Johneshwy Fargas, LF|
Who is pitching for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz, who is making his third start of the spring. In his first two, he's allowed one run and two hits over three innings pitched, punching out two batters.
Who is pitching for the Nationals?
RHP Austin Voth, who made nine appearances (eight starts) for the Nationals last season. The 28-year-old went 2-1 with a 3.30 ERA, striking out 44 hitters and walking 13 in 43.2 innings pitched.
The Mets will remain in Port St. Lucie and play host to the Astros on Sunday. They'll face Justin Verlander, and have yet to announce a starting pitcher of their own.