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Game Thread 160: Marlins at Mets

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For one of the few times this season, playing in front of a sell-out crowd. It’s David Wright Day at Citi Field!

MLB: Game Two-Miami Marlins at New York Mets Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

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9/29/18 Probable Starters

Name Team IP ERA FIP K% fWAR
Name Team IP ERA FIP K% fWAR
Trevor Richards Marlins 119.2 4.66 4.18 23.5% 1.1
Steven Matz Mets 148.0 4.14 4.77 22.8% 0.5
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Today's Lineups

MARLINS METS
Miguel Rojas - SS Jose Reyes - SS
Brian Anderson - 3B Jeff McNeil - 2B
Starlin Castro - 2B David Wright - 3B
Peter O'Brien - 1B Michael Conforto - LF
Lewis Brinson - CF Jay Bruce - 1B
Austin Dean - LF Brandon Nimmo - RF
Isaac Galloway - RF Austin Jackson - CF
Bryan Holaday - C Kevin Plawecki - C
Trevor Richards - RHP Steven Matz - LHP

Matchup Summary

There were rough patches along the way, but 2018 ultimately proved to be José Ureña’s best major league campaign. Joining an exclusive club with his quality start on Friday night, he led the Marlins to one of their most lopsided wins all season.

Many would refer to the series opener as a “meaningless” game. Try telling David Wright that:

Two-and-a-half years removed from his most recent Mets appearance, Wright grounded out on the first pitch he saw as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning.

We’ll see much more of Wright on Saturday (7:10 p.m. ET). He’s in the starting lineup as the third baseman, batting in the No. 3 spot. Mets manager Mickey Callaway has indicated that he will be removed during the later innings, presenting an opportunity for the sellout crowd to give their captain a proper send-off.

Trevor Richards closes out his rookie year in pursuit of Ureña. He is eight strikeouts away from catching him for the team lead in that department. Richards only has one previous meeting with the Mets, when he lasted five shaky innings—six runs allowed, four earned runs—in New York on Sept. 12.

According to Michael Mayer of Metsmerized Online, longtime teammates Wright and José Reyes are reunited as starters for the first time in seven years:

On the other hand, Steven Matz matches up against an inexperienced bunch. Wright individually has more career home runs (242) than every member of the Marlins lineup combined.

Thread Question: What are the moments that come to mind when you think about David Wright as a player and Marlins opponent?