Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Dodgers

Here is tonight’s Mets lineup facing Hiroki Kuroda of the Los Angeles Dodgers:

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

Thole is back behind the dish, hopefully with a “clear head”. Matt Kemp is their only major stolen-base threat, so if Josh shouldn’t have to worry much about the running game. In other news, Andre Eithier has a 29-game hitting streak going. Can Niese put an end to it?

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  1. gary s. May 6, 2011 at 11:10 pm
    Bay and thole lost home runs in the first 2 innings that would have been out in shea..Than beltran hit one that would have out of yellowstone that got caught about 410 feet from home plate in right center.5 runs stolen by the idiotic dimensions.Luckily Pridie’s flyball made it out..Nice job by that imbecile jeff wlipon in designing the park!! this should have been a laugher of a game.Instead it was close till the pridie homer.Btw, they should offer Reyes a contract right now.He is playing at an elevated level and has lost nothing from his game as long as he is healthy.Can’t say the same for Wright.He looks like a shell of hinself from 2-3 years ago.If they want to move a core player, sad to say it should be wright.Reyes is playing at a much higher level than wright is,
    • Joe May 7, 2011 at 6:40 am
      So, what, the other team isn’t going to hit home runs?
      • gary s. May 7, 2011 at 8:44 am
        Any ball hit 410 feet to a gap, for goodness sakes should be a home run.Wouldn’t u like to see a laugher at home now and than..Most games in this place are 1-0, 1-1 in the fifth.I find it kind of boring.I like the 3 run homer.Reyes had no problem hitting triples at shea, so besides losing home runs on 400 foot shots in the gaps, what does the home team gain by the assinnine dimensions?.
        • Joe May 7, 2011 at 10:43 am
          We had some “laughers” at home already … including some where the laughing came from the other teams’ fans. Again, if you want more runs fine, but it isn’t just going to help the Mets.
        • gary s. May 8, 2011 at 12:07 am
          I want dimensions that are fair to pitchers and hitters, much like shea was, not a science project which this ballpark is.I understand the opposition would hit more homeruns also.But those players don’t have to play 81 games in the place and be demoralized by 400 foot outs on a regular basis.
  2. SiddFinch May 7, 2011 at 1:00 am
    agreed. reyes is the catalyst and wright seems to have peaked. the trading of reyes is a tired subject that lazy journalists and bloggers seemed to have latched onto. but the fact is the mets would be foolish to trade 27 year old players for “prospects.” i don’t believe reyes is playing for a future contract but he’s trying to emphasis why the mets shouldn’t let him go. i think he’s wisely given up on being a 20HR guy and realized it’s his gap power that matters more than the HR’s.