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Miami Marlins (4-11-1) vs the New York Mets (7-11-1)
Friday, March 17, 2023 • 6:10 PM
Clover Park • Port St. Lucie, Florida
RHP Eury Pérez (0-0, 5.87) vs. RHP Carlos Carrasco (0-1, 5.00)

The Mets are beginning the method of settling into a season with out Edwin Díaz. Unless the Mets make a shock transfer at the start of the season, they’re hoping that Adam Ottavino and David Robertson can step as a lot as a bigger role. David Robertson pitched final evening and allowed one hit and nothing else in an inning of labor. It was his second scoreless inning in an official spring training recreation this yr.

In addition to the Díaz damage, the Mets have had a slew of additional spring coaching pitcher injuries which has opened the door for players like Zach Muckenhirn, who are trying break camp with the team. Zach pitched a scoreless inning last evening as well while hanging out two. He has struck out 7 batters in 4 2/3 innings whereas permitting 4 hits and no walks. He hasn’t allowed any earned runs this spring however has allowed four unearned runs. Here’s hoping tonight extra Mets pitchers for the bullpen step up and present the Mets have choices they’ll pull from.

Mets Lineup

Friday Night Baseball in Port St. Lucie!

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Marlins Lineup

Game Notes

The Mets claimed right-hander Dennis Santana off waivers from the Twins earlier on Friday.

Three Things To Watch For

  • Carlos Carrasco Keep It In The Park Challenge: The big distinction between Carlos Carrasco’s 2021 and 2022 was homers. He allowed them at a 2.0 HR/9 in 2021 and cut back it to 1.0 final season. So far this spring he has allowed 4 homers in nine innings. That’s four of the ten hits he’s allowed. He’s solely walked one batter and has struck out seven. The homers are beginning to get regarding. So tonight we are watching for Carrasco to maintain it within the park.
  • Welcome Back! Jonathan Araúz is beginning for the primary time since getting back from the World Baseball Classic, taking half in for Panama in Taichung. During the WBC, Araúz had 4 hits in 15 at-bats including a double. He also walked three times posting a .421 OBP within the first spherical of the event. Araúz is preventing for depth spot within the Mets infield this season.
  • How Has Canha Reached Base? Last 12 months Cahna was a hit by pitch machine – which is not exactly a fantastic thing, we want our players to remain healthy. While Locastro has been hit by pitches four times this spring already, Canha has not over 11 video games. Let’s be clear – we aren’t rooting for Canha to get hit, this simply appears odd after final season.
  • Let’s go Mets!

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