Pre-Game: Notes & Photos from Mets-Astros, Mets-Cards

Half of the Mets (0-1) play the Cardinals (0-1) in Port St. Lucie, while the other half travel to Kissimmee to face the Astros (2-1).

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1:00 pm: Here is Johan Santana warming up before his start:

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12:00 pm: Here is Steve Phillips interviewing Ike Davis for Sirius XM:

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9:25 am: Mets lineup in St. Lucie: 1) Andres Torres – CF, 2) Jordany Valdespin – 2B, 3) Jason Bay – DH, 4) Ike Davis – 1B, 5) Justin Turner – 3B, 6) Josh Thole – C, 7) Adam Loewen – RF, 8) Mike Baxter – LF, 9) Ronny Cedeno, SS.

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9:20 am: Cardinals lineup: 1) Shane Robinson CF, 2) Skip Schumaker 2B, 3) Matt Holliday DH, 4) David Freese 3B, 5) Yadier Molina C, 6) Mark Hamilton 1B, 7) Matt Carpenter RF, 8) Ryan Jackson SS, 9) Adron Chambers LF

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9:00 am: Johan Santana will start against the Cardinals in St. Lucie today as he makes his Grapefruit League debut. Santana did not pitch in a big-league game last year, as he worked his way back from off-season shoulder surgery.

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8:50 am: Wandy Rodriguez will start for the Astros against the Mets in Kissimmee. In 30 starts for Houston last year, Rodriguez was 11-11 with a 3.49 ERA.

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8:47 am: Chris Schwinden starts for the Mets against the Astros. Schwinden made four starts for the Mets last season, during which he was 0-2 with a 4.71 ERA.

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7:58 am: Here is the Mets starting lineup in Kissimmee: 1) Ruben Tejada SS, 2) Wilmer Flores DH, 3) Daniel Murphy 2B, 4) Lucas Duda RF, 5) Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF, 6) Josh Satin 1B, 7) Vinny Rottino 3B, 8) Rob Johnson C, 9) Juan Lagares LF.

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7:55 am: Here is the Astros starting lineup: 1) Jason Bourgeois CF, 2) J.B. Shuck LF, 3) Jed Lowrie SS, 4) Carlos Lee 1B, 5) Fernando Martinez DH, 6) Chris Johnson 3B, 7) Chris Synder C, 8) Brad Snyder RF, 9) Jose Altuve 2B.