Category: Houston Astros

Astros vs. Mets (ss) Lineups 1:10 pm et

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Astros:

1. George Springer (R) CF
2. Marwin Gonzalez (S) 2B
3. Carlos Correa (R) SS
4. Preston Tucker (L) RF
5. Tyler White (R) 1B
6. A.J. Reed (L) DH
7. Colin Moran (L) 3B
8. Roberto Pena (R) C
9. Derek Fisher (L) LF

SP: Dallas Keuchel LHP

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. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
7. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF
8. Gavin Cecchini (R) SS
9. Matt Harvey (R) P

SP: Matt Harvey RHP

*Mets will play without the DH this afternoon.

  • Today’s game can be seen on SNY or on MLB Network.

Final: Mets 3- Astros 1

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The Mets defeated the Houston Astros by the final score of 3-1 this afternoon. For a full box score recap follow the link below…

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2016_03_05_nynmlb_houmlb_1#game=2016_03_05_nynmlb_houmlb_1,game_state=Wrapup,game_tab=box

 

Game Notes:

  • Dilson Herrera (pictured) continued his torrid spring start going 1-3 with an RBI triple in the 5th inning.
  • Matt Reynolds and Eric Campbell each had a 2-2 afternoon at the plate.
  • Highly regarded first base prospect Dominic Smith went 2-4 at the dish.
  • Antonio Bastardo made his Mets debut with a scoreless inning of work.
  • The Mets host the Atlanta Braves at Tradition Field tomorrow at 1:10 pm et. Former Braves farmhand and southpaw Sean Gilmartin will take the mound for the start opposite Braves righty Kyle Kendrick. The game can be seen on WPIX or MLB.TV.
  • RHP Stolmy Pimentel, RHP Addison Reed, RHP Jim Henderson are scheduled to pitch for the Mets tomorrow as well.

     

    Very impressed with the way the Mets played today, especially in the 5th inning when they touched up Ken Giles one of the best closers in the game, who was acquired by the Astros in the offseason from the Phillies. Dilson Herrera who was part of that 5th inning rally has looked very good this spring so far. Many expect him to be the starting second basemen next season for the Mets, but with the way his bat has developed he may be ready to play if a need arises at the Major League level this year.  I was also impressed by the way Josh Smoker and Seth Lugo looked this afternoon. Both of those pitchers may be counted on this season at some point, and they both look like they are close to Major League ready. Dominic Smith had a loud single which looked like it was going to leave the park but grazed the right field wall and landed in play. Smith seemed to appriciate it coming out of the box too much and ended up with a single, in a play that could’ve ended up with him on 2nd. He knew he messed up after it happened and I’m sure Terry Collins used it as a teachable moment. All in all the Mets looked good today and everyone came out healthy which is all that matters at this point…

Mets vs. Astros Lineups 1:05 pm

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Mets

  1. Ty Kelly, CF
  2. Ruben Tejada, SS
  3. Michael Conforto, LF
  4. Travis d’Arnaud, DH
  5. Dominic Smith, 1B
  6. Wilmer Flores, 3B
  7. Kevin Plawecki, C
  8. Eric Campbell, RF
  9. Dilson Herrera, 2B

SP: Robert Gsellman, RHP

Astros

  1. George Springer, RF
  2. Colin Moran, 3B
  3. Colby Rasmus, LF
  4. Carlos Gomez, CF
  5. A.J. Reed, 1B
  6. Jason Castro, DH
  7. Alex Bregman, SS
  8. Max Stassi, C
  9. Nolan Fontana, 2B

SP: Collin McHugh, RHP

Today’s game can be viewed on MLB.TV

Game Notes:

Today’s available pitchers for both squads:

METS: RHP Robert Gsellman, RHP Seth Lugo, LHP Josh Smoker, RHP Hansel Robles, RHP Antonio Bastardo

ASTROS: RHP Collin McHugh, RHP Josh Fields, LHP Tony Sipp, RHP Ken Giles, RHP Pat Neshek, RHP Brady Rodgers, RHP Chris Devenski.

RHP ROBERT GSELLMAN: Makes his first official start of the Spring after starting for the Orange team in the intrasquad game on Tuesday (2.0 innings, two hits, one run, earned, one walk)…Was named the Sterling Organizational Pitcher of the Year in 2015 after going a combined 13-7 with a 2.89 ERA (46 earned runs/143.1 innings) in 24 total games between St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League…

T.J. RIVERA: Has hit safely in each of the first two Spring Training games (.400, 2-5) with one RBI and is on today’s travel roster. Batted .325 (131- 403) with 63 runs, 27 doubles, and 48 RBI in a combined 110 games between Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League…Has a career .318 (640-2010) clip in five minor league seasons.

 

Today’s game marks the first of two with the Astros this Spring and it is the Mets only game in Kissimmee in 2016.