Max Scherzer’s hamstring is good, Brandon Nimmo's improving neck, and the Opening Day roster
Max Scherzer will make his Mets debut on Friday night in Washington
What’s Up with the Mets? ⚾️
OF Brandon Nimmo (neck stiffness) has avoided the injured list and will be available on Opening Day, although he is not currently in the starting lineup
Max Scherzer said his hamstring passed all of the tests, and is set to make his Mets debut Friday night against the Nationals
The Mets Opening Day roster is as follows:
Pitchers (14): RHP Chris Bassitt, RHP Carlos Carrasco, RHP Edwin Díaz, RHP Seth Lugo, RHP Trevor May, RHP Tylor Megill, RHP Adam Ottavino, RHP Sean Reid-Foley, LHP Joely Rodríguez, RHP Max Scherzer, LHP Chasen Shreve, RHP Drew Smith, RHP Taijuan Walker, RHP Trevor Williams
Catchers (2): James McCann, Tomás Nido
Infielders (7): Pete Alonso, Robinson Canó, J.D. Davis, Eduardo Escobar, Luis Guillorme, Francisco Lindor, Jeff McNeil
Outfielders (5): Mark Canha, Travis Jankowski, Starling Marte, Brandon Nimmo, Dominic Smith
Mets Opening Day Lineup vs. Nationals 🏟
Starling Marte - RF
JD Davis - DH
Francisco Lindor - SS
Pete Alonso - 1B
Eduardo Escobar - 3B
Robinson Canó - 2B
Mark Canha - CF
Jeff McNeil - LF
James McCann - C
Tylor Megill - RHP
Notable Matchups vs. Patrick Corbin 📊
Pete Alonso: 10-for-30, 4 HR
JD Davis: 10-for-29, 4 HR
Francisco Lindor: 5-for-15, 2B
Starling Marte: 7-for-26, 2 2B
Roster Moves 📰
RHP Jacob deGrom (stress reaction in right shoulder) placed on the 10-day injured list
LHP Joey Lucchesi (recovery from Tommy John Surgery) placed on the 60-day injured list
RHP Jake Reed (oblique strain) placed on the 10-day injured list
LHP David Peterson optioned to Triple-A Syracuse
Did You Know? 📖
Tylor Megill has the fewest big league innings pitched (89 2/3 IP) of any Mets Opening Day starter in club history. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Megill has the sixth-fewest major league innings pitched under his belt of any opening day starter in MLB history.
The Mets have a .650 winning percentage on opening day, the best in Major League Baseball history.
The Mets lost their first eight Opening Day games from 1962-1969 before finally winning the opener in 1970 against the Pirates by a score of 5-3 at Forbes Field. They’ve won 39 of their last 52 opening day games (.750 winning percentage).
The Mets are 16-12 when starting the season on the road, andthey’ve won seven of their last 11 opening day games on the road.
For a complete history of Mets openers, check out the Ultimate Mets Database.