Taijuan Walker on hill as Mets face Marlins in home opener at 1:10 p.m. on SNY

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Taijuan Walker mid-delivery front-facing during spring training start in 2021 close crop
Taijuan Walker mid-delivery front-facing during spring training start in 2021 close crop

The Mets (1-2) open a three-game series with the Marlins (1-5) as they play their home opener at Citi Field at 1:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets Notes

  • The Mets are 38-21 in home openers, including an 8-4 record at Citi Field

  • Brandon Nimmo has reached base safely in all three games this season and has a .571 OBP

  • Michael Conforto's next home run will vault him past Ed Kranepool and into 11th on the Mets' all-time list

  • Today is Jeff McNeil's 29th birthday. Mets legend Gary Carter was also born on April 8

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Marlins

Mets

Corey Dickerson, LF

Brandon Nimmo, CF

Miguel Rojas, SS

Francisco Lindor, SS

Starling Marte, CF

Michael Conforto, RF

Jesus Aguilar, 1B

Pete Alonso, 1B

Brian Anderson, 3B

Dominic Smith, LF

Adam Duvall, RF

Jonathan Villar, 3B

Jazz Chisholm Jr.,, 2B

Jeff McNeil, 2B

Chad Wallach, C

James McCann, C

Nick Neidert, RHP

Taijuan Walker, RHP

Who is starting for the Mets?

RHP Taijuan Walker, who is making his Mets debut.

Who is starting for the Marlins?

RHP Nick Neidert, who had a 5.40 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in four relief appearances for the Marlins in 2020.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets are off on Friday.

They face the Marlins on Saturday at 1:10 p.m. on SNY.

Jacob deGrom will be on the hill for the Mets, opposed by Trevor Rogers for the Marlins.