Lineups: Mets vs. Phillies

Ruben Tejada has been placed on the disabled list, with Jordany Valdespin taking his spot on the roster. However, Justin Turner will start at shortstop tonight. Here are the lineups:

Andres Torres CF
Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF
David Wright 3B
Lucas Duda RF
Daniel Murphy 2B
Ike Davis 1B
Justin Turner SS
Josh Thole C
Jon Niese LHP


Jimmy Rollins SS
John Mayberry LF
Shane Victorino CF
Hunter Pence RF
Ty Wigginton 1B
Carlos Ruiz C
Placido Polanco 3B
Fredy Galvis 2B
Roy Halladay SP

Seeing former Met Ty Wigginton in the lineup reminds me that Justin Turner reminds me a bit of a young Wiggy. Can I say “reminds me” twice in one sentence? You know what I mean. Looking at the Mets lineup I might be concerned, but after looking at the Phils’ HowardandUtleyless starting nine, I’m not.

I’m working tonight so please post your notes in the comments here until I get the postgame story up later this evening.


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  1. Joe May 7, 2012 at 11:40 pm
    This injury business is insane.