Mets vs. Cubs Lineups 4:05 pm et

Cubs Mets Spring Baseball

Cashman field is pictured during a spring exhibition baseball game between the New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Mets:

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Michael Conforto (L) LF
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Steven Matz (R) P

SP: Steven Matz LHP

Cubs:

1. Kris Bryant (R) 3B
2. Jason Heyward (L) RF
3. Ben Zobrist (S) 2B
4. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
5. Jorge Soler (R) LF
6. Kyle Schwarber (L) C
7. Addison Russell (R) SS
8. Matt Szczur (R) CF
9. Jason Hammel (R) P

SP: Jason Hammel RHP

  • Today’s game can be seen on WGN or MLB.tv if you have a subscription.

Game Notes:

LHP STEVEN MATZ: Will make his sixth appearance and fifth start this spring today…In his last start he allowed one hit and one run over 5.2 innings vs. Washington on March 27…

VIVA LAS VEGAS: This season will mark the fourth year that the Las Vegas 51s serve as the Mets Triple-A affiliate…Notable 51s alumni include Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Travis d’Arnaud, Steven Matz and Wilmer Flores…Wally Backman will manage the 51s again this season… Former Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola will be the pitching coach and Jack Voigt will be the hitting coach… The Mets are making their third appearance at Cashman Field…New York’s last played in Las Vegas in 2014 when they also took on the Cubs.

MEET ME IN KANSAS CITY: The Mets will open the 2016 season on national television on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball on April 3 at 8:37 p.m. (ET)… RHP Matt Harvey has been named the team’s Opening Day starter…RHP Edinson Volquez will start the Opener for the Royals…RHP Noah Syndergaard will start the second game of the year on Tuesday, April 5…He will be opposed by RHP Ian Kennedy.

ATTENDANCE: The Mets averaged 6,897 fans over 14 dates in Port St. Lucie…It was the second largest average attendance in Port St. Lucie history over its 29-year history…Only 1988, the first year in PSL, averaged more (7,187 over 13 dates).

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