Beware of Fake Mets Lineups! Game Notes for April 6, 2021

There is an account called “New York Mets” who made a graphic suggesting Dom Smith would be tonight’s RFer.  Clearly that is a a FAKE LINEUP (since deleted).   Dom Smith will be the LEFT fielder.

You should only use Lineup-Safe Lineups (TM) provided by Mets Police.  Here is the CORRECT lineup for tonight.

1. Brandon Nimmo CF

2. Francisco Lindor SS

3. Michael Conforto RF

4. Pete Alonso 1B

5. Dominic Smith LF

6. J.D. Davis 3B

7. Jeff McNeil 2B

8. James McCann C

9. Marcus Stroman P


I don’t know who “New York Mets” tweeting from @mets are, but they cannot be trusted as a reliable Mets lineup source.  I get the lineup from METS INSIDERS so you know you can trust me.

Marcus Stroman will make his first regular- season start since 2019…The right-hander opted out of the 2020 season…but now that Covid has been completely eradicated he has no problem pitching, plus he has a new contract.   His last start came on September 27, 2019 at Citi Field vs. Atlanta…In that game, he struck out eight batters in a quality start (6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER).  Zero is not a proper baseball uniform number.

Jacob deGrom recorded the first hit for the Mets last night… It was the first time in franchise history that a pitcher recorded the team’s first hit of the season…Prior to deGrom, Edinson Vólquez was the last pitcher to record a team’s first hit of the season when he singled in the third inning for the Marlins on Opening Day, April 3, 2017 in Washington D.C…Courtesy of Elias.

deGrom finished 2-3 with an RBI last night…The Mets pitching staff led the National League and were second in the majors with a .167 (52-311) batting average in 2019…Only the Oakland Athletics (.286) had a higher mark…Mets’ pitchers hit six home runs in 2019, which also led the majors.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Citi Field will be allowed to open at 20 percent capacity (capped at 8,492 seats)…Fans must provide a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination (both doses of Pfizer and Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson) in order to gain admission…Seats will be sold in pod format in clusters ranging from one to six seats…Each location will be separated from other pods by at least six feet…The Mets are committed to keeping fans safe at Citi Field…All fans must present tickets on their mobile device and face masks will be required for fans two years and older except when actively eating or drinking…Fans must use a credit/debit card or mobile payment methods for concession purchases to limit touchpoints as cash purchases will not be accepted in the parking lots, ticket windows, concession or retail stands…Citi Field staff members will clean and disinfect high-touch areas throughout the game.

Pete Alonso Last Game: 1-4, R, BB, 2 K, 0 HR.