Mets Game 98: Lineup vs. Nationals

As previously mentioned, I’m at work and won’t be able to do a recap for this afternoon’s game until long after it’s over. That said, here are the lineups – please feel free to post your comments before / during / after the game.

Good news for the Nationals: ‘spin can’t come off the bench as a pinch-hitter today.


1. Ruben Tejada, ss
2. Jordany Valdespin, lf
3. David Wright, 3b
4. Ike Davis, 1b
5. Daniel Murphy, 2b
6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, rf
7. Josh Thole, c
8. Andres Torres, cf
9. Jeremy Hefner, rhp


1. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B
2. Bryce Harper, RF
3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
4. Adam LaRoche, 1B
5. Michael Morse, LF
6. Danny Espinosa, SS
7. Roger Bernadina, CF
8. Sandy Leon, C
9. Stephen Strasburg, SP

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