Today’s Mets Lineup vs. Diamondbacks

Herewith the lineup the New York Mets will send to the plate to face Armando Galarraga of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Easter Sunday, 2011:

Jose Reyes – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Carlos Beltran – RF
Jason Bay – LF
Ike Davis – 1B
Josh Thole – C
Jason Pridie – CF
Jonathon Niese – LHP

Again, don’t mess with success. Can Ike hit another homer to make it four games in a row? If so he’ll be one game away from tying the team record held by Richard Hidalgo (!). Keep an eye on Niese’s arm angle; if he keeps his fingers on top at release, he’ll pitch a great ballgame.

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