Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Astros

Tonight’s Mets lineup vs. Astros lefthander Wandy Rodriguez:

Jose Reyes – SS
Josh Thole – C
David Wright – 3B
Carlos Beltran – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Angel Pagan – CF
Willie Harris – LF
Justin Turner – 2B
Jonathon Niese – P

Thole back in the two-hole, which is nice to see. And there is the newest Met Justin Turner hitting ahead of the pitcher. If the men in between Thole and Turner can do something, the Mets should find themselves on the winning end of the final score. Game time is 7:10 PM, SNY has the TV broadcast.


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  1. Zimm April 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    Just a quick line-up question: If Bay comes back (and this is assuming he goes into the 6 hole) will Pagan go back to 2nd and Thole to 7th or can we expect TC to toss the names in a hat and approach it day to day?
    • Joe Janish April 19, 2011 at 4:49 pm
      I think it depends on how Pagan is hitting. He’s been slumping lately, so if he continues to struggle, I’d guess that he will stay lower in the lineup.

      Eventually, though, I see Pagan moving back up to #2. Terry Collins seems to favor speed at the top of the order.

      • Zimm April 19, 2011 at 5:33 pm
        I have become a huge fan of Pagan because of the way he worked his way into a starting role and was so willing to step aside for Beltran even though he obviosuly was the better choice for CF. He does seem to be pressing and watching him lately he looks like he is flailing at the ball a lot of the time. (Not that I could ever hope to do any better).

        I hope we can all agree that even though it may be ugly it sure is nice to see Baseball being played and not just hearing the laundry list of financial complaints and problems that the Wilpons have brought to the table.