Today's Spring Training schedule includes 17 games across the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues, the highest number of Major League games in a day so far this year.Among today's highlights are an intriguing matchup between the Mets and Marlins with Yoenis Cespedes set to be in the starting lineup for New
Today's Spring Training schedule includes 17 games across the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues, the highest number of Major League games in a day so far this year.
Among today's highlights are an intriguing matchup between the Mets and Marlins with Yoenis Cespedes set to be in the starting lineup for New York, the Angels' quest to remain the only unbeaten team this year, Justin Verlander on the mound for the Tigers and the spring debut of Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright opposite Bartolo Colon.
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Here's what to watch for throughout the day (all times ET):
Division rivals meet: [email protected], 1:10 p.m., MLB.TV
Cespedes and Neil Walker are both expected to be in the lineup for the Mets, who host the Marlins in a matchup of National League East clubs. Robert Gsellman, a candidate to be the Mets' fifth starter, draws the start in his Grapefruit League debut.
Left-hander Adam Conley will start for the Marlins, who are on the road for the second consecutive day. J.T. Realmuto and Adeiny Hechavarria are expected to make the trip to Port St. Lucie.
Angels try to extend unbeaten streak: [email protected], 3:10 p.m., MLB.TV
The 5-0 Angels enter today's game against the Giants riding a 16-game unbeaten streak in Cactus League play, dating back to last year.
Ricky Nolasco starts for the Angels, the only team in the Majors without a loss in Spring Training this year. It's the spring debut for Nolasco, who projects as the Angels' fourth starter.
Right-hander Tyler Beede is slated to start for the Giants in their only trip of the spring to Tempe Diablo Stadium.
American League East clash: [email protected], 6:35 p.m., MLB.TV
The Yankees play under the lights at George M. Steinbrenner Field for the second consecutive night when they host a split Orioles squad in a matchup of AL East clubs.
Right-hander Tyler Wilson is scheduled to start for the Orioles. Adam Warren will make his second start of the spring for the Yankees.
Familiar foes: [email protected], 1:05 p.m., MLB.TV
The Nationals and Astros meet for the second time in three days at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the new stadium that the two clubs share.
Kyle McGowin will start for the Nationals. The right-hander was acquired from the Angels in December in the Danny Espinosa trade. Brad Peacock will make his second start of the spring for the Astros.
Wainwright set to debut: [email protected], 1:05 p.m., Gameday Audio
Wainwright starts for the Cardinals in his Grapefruit League debut against the Braves at Roger Dean Stadium.
Colon takes the mound for the Braves in his second start of the spring. Colon, 43, is preparing for his 20th season in the Majors and his first with Atlanta.
Verlander takes the hill: [email protected], 1:05 p.m., Gameday Audio
Verlander will make his second start of the spring when the Tigers host the Pirates at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. Verlander gave up one hit over two innings in his first start, on Saturday against the Astros. Most of the Tigers' regulars are scheduled to play, headlined by Jose Cabrera, Ian Kinsler, Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez and Justin Upton.
Andrew McCutchen, Josh Harrison and Francisco Cervelli are expected to make the trip and be in the lineup for the Pirates. Steven Brault and Trevor Williams, battling for the fifth spot in the rotation, will both pitch. The game can also be heard via a pirates.com audio webcast.
**Austin Laymance** is a reporter for MLB.com.