Mets Game 45 Lineup vs. Yankees
One of the benefits of being affiliated with ESPN is that the New York Mets sort of see this blog as a member of the media. As such, the Mets PR department now sends to me the official lineup for each game. Here is tonight’s:
Jose Reyes – SS
Luis CastilloAlex Cora – 2B
Jason Bay – LF
Ike Davis – 1B
David Wright – 3B
Angel Pagan – CF
Rod Barajas – C
Jeff Francoeur – RF
Johan Santana – LHP
Have to admit I’m a little surprised to have received this at 3:40 PM — well before batting practice. I thought Jerry Manuel makes out the lineup card based on what he sees from BP. Maybe that’s no longer the case.
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********** UPDATE ****************
Just got word from Mets PR that Castillo has been scratched for Alex Cora. I’m guessing that Castillo’s foot is acting up again.