Mets host the Marlins for home opener

Mets host the Marlins for home opener

(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)