Today’s Mets Lineup vs. Cardinals

Here is the lineup the Mets send to bat against Cardinals pitcher Jake Westbrook:

Jose Reyes – SS
Ruben Tejada – 2B
Angel Pagan – CF
David Wright – 3B
Willie Harris – LF
Nick Evans – 1B
Josh Thole – C
Mike Baxter – RF
Chris Capuano – P

Willie Harris is rewarded for his excellent efforts last night. I cannot quibble with that decision, but the fact Harris is batting fifth kind of encapsulates the Mets 2011 season, doesn’t it?

Nice to see New York native Mike Baxter getting the start in right field. Not nice to know Lucas Duda is out of the lineup, considering the Mets’ recent history with concussions.

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  1. Joe September 22, 2011 at 7:43 pm
    Not sure why Baxter got so few starts though old boy Harris did again do pretty good.