Elite Sports NY has the daily news on the New York Mets for April 3, including the Opening Day lineup and 25-man roster.

Just 178 days after getting their hearts ripped out by the San Francisco Giants in the National League Wild Card game, ace Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets are about to embark on their long-awaited revenge tour.

The Amazins’ will take on Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field at 1:10 p.m.

In a year where the Mets believe they can win the NL East, although it’s only game 1 of 162, every single divisional game is emphatically important.

On Sunday, Mets manager Terry Collins‘ opening day lineup was revealed to the public as follows:

  1. S Jose Reyes – 3B
  2. S Asdrubal Cabrera – SS
  3. R Yoenis Cespedes – LF
  4. L Curtis Granderson – CF
  5. S Neil Walker – 2B
  6. L Jay Bruce – RF
  7. L Lucas Duda – 1B
  8. R Travis d’Arnaud – C
  9. R Noah Syndergaard – P

The lineup’s construction doesn’t have any incredible revelations or surprises buried in it, as every player on this list was projected to get the start on Opening Day in ESNY’s Official Season Preview.

Each name on Collins’ sheet is more than capable of hitting over 15 home runs, as the Mets showed their penchant to produce significant power numbers in 2016, hitting 218 homers as a team, good for fifth in the majors.

Along with revealing the lineup, the Mets announced their official 25-man Opening Day roster as well:


Position Players


RHP Noah Syndergaard INF Jose Reyes 3B David Wright – Shoulder
RHP Jacob deGrom SS Asdrubal Cabrera LHP Steven Matz – Elbow
RHP Matt Harvey LF Yoenis Cespedes OF Brandon Nimmo – Hamstring
RHP Zack Wheeler CF Curtis Granderson OF Juan Lagares – Oblique
RHP Robert Gsellman 2B Neil Walker RHP Jeurys Familia – 15 Game Suspension
RHP Addison Reed RF Jay Bruce  RHP Seth Lugo – Arm Fatigue
RHP Fernando Salas 1B Lucas Duda
LHP Jerry Blevins C Travis d’Arnaud
RHP Hansel Robles C Rene Rivera
LHP Josh Smoker OF Michael Conforto
LHP Josh Edgin INF Wilmer Flores
RHP Rafael Montero INF T.J. Rivera
INF Ty Kelly

Rafael Montero has made the Opening Day roster due to inflammation in Seth Lugo‘s elbow. Lugo will join Steven Matz on the disabled list to begin the season.

Many believe that Michael Conforto opening the season on the bench, as opposed to getting consistent at-bats in Triple-A, will hinder his development, but the Mets are poised to keep him as their fourth outfielder to begin the season. Outfielders Juan Lagares and Brandon Nimmo are starting the season on the disabled list themselves, creating the need for Conforto in Queens.