Today’s Mets Lineup

According to reports, the weather in Denver is pretty wet, so there may or may not be a game today / tonight. Looking at the lineup created by Terry Collins, I’m hoping the game is rained out.

Here it is:

Jose Reyes – SS
Willie Harris – 3B
Carlos Beltran – RF
Jason Bay – LF
Daniel Murphy – 1B
Justin Turner – 2B
Josh Thole – C
Jason Pridie – CF
Jonathon Niese – P

Yep, two of the worst hitters on the team batting second and cleanup. Collins promised David Wright a day off and despite yesterday’s respite, doggone it, Wright’s going to get that day off. I’m rooting for more and more rain in the Mile High city.

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  1. Joe May 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    What, no Hu? That looks like a Spring Training line-up.

    David was going to get two days (Wed and off day) and well, off day he will get. How he is hitting of late, no great loss, but look for Wilie Harris to make some bad play, one he wouldn’t have made if playing against the Mets.

    I hear Edgardo Alfonso still is thinking about playing.

    • Joe May 12, 2011 at 8:02 pm
      Harris turns out to get on base repeatedly, leading to three runs so far. The guy is a genius.
      • Joe May 12, 2011 at 8:04 pm
        And, another. Three walks + hit. Who is this guy?!
  2. mic May 12, 2011 at 7:39 pm
    Looks like a Willie Randolph line up.

    the good: DW off.

    Bad: I want to see Murph play 3rd base. If called Duda could have played 1st, as could Nick Evans. Not sure why call up Fmart as CB, Bay and Pridie own the OF spots and even Pagan should have to fight for PT.

    Mets Fever or Metsmerized pointed to Chris Schwinden as an arm doing well in the upper minors. HE should get next call given Young is more or less out for the foreseeable future. DePo says no Jeury’s (21y/o) and no Matt Harvey (22y/o) this year, and with Santana starting to throw, Schwinden should get a chance soon.