Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Dodgers

Here is the Mets lineup going against Dodgers lefthanded pitcher Ted Lilly:

Angel Pagan – CF
Justin Turner – 2B
Carlos Beltran – RF
Ronny Paulino – C
Jason Bay – LF
Daniel Murphy – 3B
Ruben Tejada – SS
Lucas Duda – 1B
Mike Pelfrey – P

Angel Pagan is hitting better from the right side lately. Very happy to see Lucas Duda getting a start against a lefthander — he needs that experience. Though, with Jose Reyes unavailable I’m not sure what other option Terry Collins had.

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  1. Joe July 5, 2011 at 8:39 pm
    Harris could play 3rd and Murphy first.
    • Murph July 6, 2011 at 1:47 am
      On June 1st, the Mets lost 9-3 lost to the Pirates. Harris made a few miscues at 3B. After the game, Collins said, “Maybe I have to make some adjustments and, by God, they’ll be made. I don’t know if it comes to finding different players, but they’ll be made, something’s going to be changing”.

      That was the last time Harris played 3B.

      • Joe July 6, 2011 at 6:20 am
        Not saying it’s a good idea …