New York Mets: Starting Pitchers Announced For First Two Spring Games

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Feb 25, 2020; Lakeland, Florida, USA; New York Mets manager Luis Rojas (19) walks away from the mound after a pitching change during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets begin their spring training schedule on Monday and announced their starting pitchers for the first two games. Harol Gonzalez opens game one on the road against the Miami Marlins, and Jordan Yamamoto gets the home opener against the Houston Astros.

The 25-year old right-hander has spent the last six seasons pitching through the Mets farm system. In 2019, Gonzalez had his best season pitching between Double and Triple-A. Gonzalez pitched to a 3.01 ERA over 137.2 innings pitched. He is a long shot to make the roster, but we could see him debut later in the season. Like most road spring training games, this one will not be televised.

Yamamoto was acquired during the offseason after a dreadful 2020 season. In 11 innings, he allowed 24 runs (23 earned) and eight home runs. Yamamoto burst onto the scene as a rookie with a 2.61 ERA in his first seven career starts but has not rekindled the same success. His debut will be televised on SNY at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

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