Mets host the Marlins for home opener

Mets host the Marlins for home opener

New York Mets manager Buck Showalter, left, watches play from the dugout as Eduardo Escobar (10) prepares to bat against the San Diego Padres during the eighth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

(AP) Miami Marlins (3-4) vs. New York Mets (3-4)

New York; Friday, 1:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Edward Cabrera (0-0); Mets: Tylor Megill (0-0)

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets start a three-game series at home against the Miami Marlins on Friday.

New York went 101-61 overall and 54-27 in home games last season. The Mets pitching staff averaged 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings while giving up 3.7 runs per game in the 2022 season.

Miami had a 69-93 record overall and a 35-46 record on the road last season. The Marlins slugged .363 with a .294 on-base percentage as a team in the 2022 season.

INJURIES: Mets: Omar Narvaez: 10-Day IL (calf), Sam Coonrod: 60-Day IL (lat), Brett Baty: day-to-day (undisclosed), Bryce Montes de Oca: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tommy Hunter: 15-Day IL (back), Justin Verlander: 15-Day IL (teres major), Stephen Ridings: 15-Day IL (lat), Edwin Diaz: 60-Day IL (knee), Elieser Hernandez: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Jose Quintana: 15-Day IL (rib)

Marlins: Jazz Chisholm: day-to-day (shoulder), Joey Wendle: 10-Day IL (oblique), Johnny Cueto: 15-Day IL (biceps), Nic Enright: 60-Day IL (illness), Max Meyer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Steven Okert: 15-Day IL (adductor), Tommy Nance: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Anthony Bender: 60-Day IL (elbow)

(AP Photo/John Minchillo)