Today’s Mets Lineup vs. Rangers
Here is the lineup the Mets will send to the plate against Rangers righthander Alexi Ogando:
Jose Reyes – SS
Willie Harris – DH
Carlos Beltran – RF
Daniel Murphy – 3B
Angel Pagan – CF
Lucas Duda – 1B
Josh Thole – C
Jason Pridie – LF
Ruben Tejada – 2B
Jonathon Niese will pitch for the Mets but not bat because the Mets are choosing to use a designated pinch hitter as per their option to do so when playing in the home parks of teams that play non-baseball.
As such, we will get to see Willie Harris in the designated pinch-hitter role. This should make for a more exciting game to watch because most pitchers are not very good hitters and everyone knows that more hits = more excitement.
Also, you will notice that Jason Bay is out of the lineup; this is due to a stiff neck. Additionally, Justin Turner is taking the day off because his sore thumb is bothering him.