Thursday, April 16, 2015

Gee, Cosart square off to open up four-game series

Dillon Gee and Jarred Cosart will both look to notch their first entry in the win column when the Mets and Marlins begin a four-game set Thursday at Citi Field. Gee, who was hit hard in his first start, faces a revamped Marlins lineup.
Cosart pitched well enough to win in his season debut, a 1-0 loss. He takes on a Mets lineup without its linchpin, the injured David Wright.
Things to know about this game:
1. Miami left fielder Christian Yelich, who didn't play the past two games at Atlanta, will be re-evaluated on Thursday to determine if he will play in the series opener. Yelich is resting a tight lower back. If he is unable, Ichiro Suzuki will start in left.
2. Cosart got a no-decision in his only start against the Mets last year after he was acquired from the Astros. Gee posted a 1-1 record and 2.45 ERA in two starts against the Marlins.
3. Utility man Eric Campbell started Wednesday at third base for New York, and he is expected to get the majority of playing time there while Wright rests a strained hamstring. Campbell hit .263 in 85 games as a rookie in 2014, when he saw time at six different positions.

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