The fifth-starter candidate having the inside track, Daisuke Matsuzaka, will start today against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Eric Young, who missed the first two exhibition games with a strained side muscle, will make the trip to Jupiter, Fla. If he’s traveling, bet on him playing.
METS BATTING ORDER
Juan Lagares, cf
Ruben Tejada, ss
Ike Davis, 1b
Josh Satin, 3b
Brandon Allen, dh
Andrew Brown, lf
Wilmer Flores, 2b
* Closer Bobby Parnell, who pitched batting practice Saturday, is penciled in to pitch in a “B’’ game Thursday against Houston in Kissimmee.
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