Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Dodgers

Here is the lineup the Mets will send to the plate tonight against Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda:

Angel Pagan – CF
Justin Turner – 2B
Carlos Beltran – RF
Dan Murphy -3B
Jason Bay – LF
Lucas Duda – 1B
Josh Thole – C
Ruben Tejada – SS
Jon Niese – P

I’m feeling a big night from Lucas Duda. Or maybe that’s just my personal hope. I like Niese’s chances, considering that no one on the Dodgers has more than 3 at-bats against him, other than Aaron Miles (1-6) and Juan Uribe (0-6). Let’s hope he has that big curveball working.

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