Pre-Game: Today's Mets lineup; Wright starting at third

The Mets (5-14-2) take on the Cardinals (13-6) today at Roger Dean Stadium at 1:05 pm.

David Wright has been sidelined all Spring with a torn stomach muscle, but is making his Grapefruit League debut today starting at third base and hitting third.

Here are today’s starting lineups:

[jbox color=”gray”][jcolumns]New York Mets

1) Ruben Tejada SS
2) Daniel Murphy 2B
3) David Wright 3B
4) Lucas Duda RF
5) Justin Turner 1B
6) Mike Baxter LF
7) Josh Thole C
8) Matt den Dekker CF
9) Johan Santana LHP[jcol/]

St. Louis Cardinals

1) Rafael Furcal SS
2) Carlos Beltran CF
3) Matt Holliday LF
4) David Freese 3B
5) Matt Carpenter 1B
6) Tyler Greene 2B
7) Shane Robinson RF
8) Tony Cruz C
9) Jake Westbrook RHP


Johan Santana will start for the Mets. In his first four starts, Santana is 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA.

Manny Acosta, Miguel Batista, Ramon Ramirez, and Josh Edgin are expected to pitch as well.

Jake Westbrook will start for the Cardinals.

Today’s game will not be on TV or radio, but can be followed via MLB Gameday.