The New York Mets released the lineup for their home opener against the Marlins, and not listed is third baseman, J.D. Davis.
— New York Mets (@Mets) April 8, 2021
Davis took a pitch off his left hand during his at-bat in Tuesday’s game against the Phillies. While he was forced to leave the game, multiple X-rays afterward did not show any structural damage. Unfortunately, he’s still dealing with a contusion after being struck, and his status is considered to be day-to-day. At this point, there are no signs that suggest he’s a candidate for the 10-day injury list.
Backup infielder Jonathan Villar will take his place and bat sixth in the order.
As for the game itself, New York is 16-6 at home in their last 22 meetings with Miami. Taijuan Walker, who was signed as a free agent, will get the start for the Mets, and Nick Neidert’ll oppose him for the Marlins.
New York is as high as a -198 favorite, and they continue to attract plenty of attention as they’re getting 65% of the money on 39% of the tickets that are being written. Perhaps that’s to be expected with the Marlins limping in on a three-game losing streak after being swept by the St. Louis Cardinals.
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