Today’s Lineup

According to MetsBlog, this is today’s starting lineup:

Jose Reyes, SS
Alex Cora, 2B
Carlos Beltran, OF
Carlos Delgado, 1B
David Wright, 3B
Gary Sheffield, OF
Ryan Church, OF
Omir Santos, C
Livan Hernandez, RHP

That’s right, Alex Cora — he of the career .312 OBP — bats second.

Both Danny Murphy and Luis Castillo get a rest. Strange to see Murphy sitting today against RHP Kyle Lohse and not tomorrow against LHP Scott Olsen. Would Jerry Manuel sit Murphy two days in a row?

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