In the first installment of "the Mets and Yankees play a meaningless Spring Training game that's blown out of proportion by Mets fans," the Mets won the game handily. The game was also in Port St. Lucie, the Yankees didn't have all of their regulars make the longish bus trip east and the Mets had Matt Harvey pitching. Today's game is in Tampa, Masahiro Tanaka is pitching and guess what? It still doesn't count, so calm down. Here are your lineups:
METS Lagares CF Tejada SS Duda 1B Mayberry LF Nieuwenhuis RF d'Arnaud C Monell DH Reynolds 2B
YANKEES Gardner CF Headley 3B Beltran RF Teixeira 1B Rodriguez DH Jones LF Drew 2B Gregorius SS Murphy C
It looks like Tanaka will be your Opening Day starter (if you care about that sort of thing) and Adam Warren may have locked up the fifth starter job according to GM Brian Cashman.
We're getting closer to real baseball, you guys!
Today's game will be on YES and MLB Network.