After a long week and a half of travel, the New York Mets have reached the final stop of their four city road trip today. After a 4-6 swing through the West Coast, the Mets will make a pit stop in Minneapolis today to make up a rainout against the Minnesota Twins. Not much has changed since the last time these two teams met for Minnesota, who check into today's game with a 54-68 record, good for fourth place in the American League Central. With both teams out of the playoff chase, today's game is another opportunity to evaluate young talent. The Mets will send righty Dillon Gee (8-8, 3.79 ERA) to the mound in search of his ninth win of the season. The Twins will send out a young starter of their own, rookie right hander Kyle Gibson (2-3, 6.27 ERA). First pitch for today's game at Target Field is scheduled for 2:10 pm. Here is today's Mets' lineup:
- LF Eric Young Jr
- 2B Daniel Murphy
- RF Marlon Byrd
- 1B Ike Davis
- DH Andrew Brown
- 3B Wilmer Flores
- C Travis d'Arnaud
- CF Juan Lagares
- SS Omar Quintanilla
- This game was originally scheduled for April 14th, when the game was postponed due to freezing rain.
- The Mets appear committed to keeping catcher Travis d'Arnaud at the big league level after John Buck returns from paternity leave tomorrow.
- The Mets will give Andrew Brown a rare start today with the need for a designated hitter. Brown will bat fifth for the Mets today.
- The Mets have not announced how they will fill Jenrry Mejia's slot in the rotation on Friday, but it appears that Matt Harvey's low pitch count in yesterday's loss to the San Diego Padres should give him the nod on regular rest.
- The Mets won both games in the rain shortened series against the Twins in April.
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