Mets Opening Day lineup and the starting 9 for the Brewers against pitcher Jose Quintana

The lineups for game one have arrived.
Mar 24, 2024; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA;  The New York Mets wait for the game to begin against
Mar 24, 2024; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; The New York Mets wait for the game to begin against / Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Pushed back a day (again), the New York Mets will open their season this afternoon at 1:40pm against the Milwaukee Brewers. Playing hosts to the Brewers, the Mets will seemingly have the advantage of last ups and sleeping last night in a home they pay the rent or mortgage on while the Brewers have round-the-clock room service. Wait a second…

There’s something special about the Opening Day lineup compared to any others. A first look at what the team will go to war with, both teams have now released their crews.

Mets Opening Day lineup

Here’s what the Mets lineup looks like for game 1 of 162 scheduled regular seasons games:

Zero surprises here. This is the lineup that makes the most sense.

On the hill, the only announcement we knew for sure, we find Jose Quintana. Brewers players don’t have a whole lot of experience against him with Christian Yelich knowing him best. However, Quintana has handled Yelich well by holding him to a .219 batting average. Yelich has yet to hit a home run against him.

The same cannot be said for other members of the Brewers. Willy Adames is 4 for 10 with a homer, Rhys Hoskins is 3 for 12 with a round-tripper plus 5 walks versus only 3 strikeouts. Then there’s William Contreras who will look to add to his already impressive 3 for 4 performance against Quintana. A single, a double, and a home run have accounted for his three hits.

Brewers Opening Day lineup

These are the nine Quintana will go up against to star the game for the Brewers:

Freddy Peralta will be the starter for Milwaukee and it doesn’t profile as the greatest matchup for the Mets. The roster is batting only .154 against Peralta in their careers. Pete Alonso, Harrison Bader, and Francisco Lindor all own a .250 batting average against him with Bader having faced him the most thanks to his time with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Jeff McNeil, Brandon Nimmo, Omar Narvaez, and Joey Wendle are a combined 0 for 18 against Peralta. The latter two aren’t starting so unless Peralta goes deep into the game, Carlos Mendoza calls upon his bench early, or we see an injury, those numbers shouldn’t change.