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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch and game thread—February 22, 2020

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Spring is in the air and the Fish are on the field Saturday afternoon in Port St. Lucie for their Grapefruit League opener against the Mets.

Miami Marlins spring training workout 2/20/2020 David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (0-0) vs. Mets (0-0) Spring Training game thread, the first one of 2020!

Need a refresher on what the Fish did over the winter? We got you covered.

Sixty-five players are participating in Marlins major league camp. Over the next month, they will whittle down that group to a 26-man Opening Day active roster.


Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jon Berti
  2. CF Monte Harrison
  3. 2B Isan Díaz
  4. 1B Garrett Cooper
  5. LF Lewis Brinson
  6. DH Harold Ramirez
  7. 3B Sean Rodríguez
  8. RF JJ Bleday
  9. C Chad Wallach

SP Jordan Yamamoto

Notes: Díaz, Brinson and Wallach are among the Marlins under some pressure to perform in Spring Training games and workouts...Expect Yamamoto to work about two innings in his first start (same applies to all other rotation candidates making their 2020 Grapefruit League debuts in the coming days)...Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that outfielder Jerar Encarnación is among those scheduled to appear off the bench. I wrote about the Dominican outfielder on Friday, in case you missed it.

Mets Lineup

  1. 3B Jeff McNeil
  2. 1B Pete Alonso
  3. RF Michael Conforto
  4. C Wilson Ramos
  5. DH Matt Adams
  6. CF Jake Marisnick
  7. SS Andres Gimenez
  8. LF Jarrett Parker
  9. 2B Max Moroff

SP Rick Porcello

Notes: Alonso and Conforto each homered against Yamamoto during his 2019 rookie campaign...Porcello will be followed by Mets relievers Kevin Smith, Corey Oswalt and Chasen Shreve...Outfielder/marketing gimmick Tim Tebow is listed as a reserve for this game.


How to watch/listen/follow

The game begins at 1:10 p.m. ET from Clover Park in Port St. Lucie. Listen to the radio call on 940 WINZ. There’s no FOX Sports Florida broadcast, but MLB.TV subscribers can stream the Mets broadcast. The @fishstripes Twitter account will provide plenty of live commentary and highlights.

Fish Picks

Fish Picks—our daily, no-risk prop bets contest—is returning for a second season! We’ll be doing it sporadically to tune up for the real games, beginning on Monday vs. the Cardinals.

Not keeping score on this one, but who’s your pick to record the first Marlins hit of Spring Training?