Archive: April 17th, 2011

Today’s Mets Lineup

Today’s Mets lineup vs. the Braves in Atlanta:

Jose Reyes – SS
Josh Thole – C
David Wright – 3B
Carlos Beltran – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Angel Pagan – CF
Willie Harris – LF
Brad Emaus – 2B
Dillon Gee – P

Game time is 1:35 PM and will be broadcast in the New York-metro area on WPIX – WB 11.

This is the first big-league start of the Dillon Gee, the bulldog who showed some promise in September last year.

Note that Josh Thole is in the #2 hole and Willie Harris’ spot in the lineup keeps dropping — along with his batting average, as he’s 5 for his last 21. Also of note: baserunning blunder boy Dan Murphy sits while Brad Emaus starts at second base against righthander Tommy Hanson. Hanson actually was tougher on lefthanded hitters last year — holding them to a .226 AVG — but I think there is another reason for the decision to play Emaus over Murphy.


Shades of 1962

The Mets have started the 2011 season one game ahead of the 1962 club that finished 40-120. They are failing on the mound, in the field, at bat, and on the basepaths — at times, humorously so. During last night’s SNY broadcast, announcer Gary Cohen exclaimed,

“This team, right now, cannot do anything right.”

Or, as the Old Perfessor once asked: