Archive: April 27th, 2011

Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Nationals

Tonight’s Mets lineup against Washington Nationals lefthander Tom Gorzelanny:

Jose Reyes – SS
Justin Turner – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Carlos Beltran – RF
Jason Bay – LF
Ike Davis – 1B
Scott Hairston – CF
Mike Nickeas – C
R.A. Dickey – P

What is it with Mets managers and their insistence on batting second basemen second in the lineup? Is it because they were all former second basemen who knew how to take a pitch, hit-and-run, hit behind the runner, and bunt? Though, I suppose it’s better to see Turner in the two spot than Scott Hairston. Personally, it wouldn’t bother me to see hot-hitting Jason Bay or David Wright up there — I’d like to be guaranteed that both get an at-bat in the initial inning. And, such a choice would move equally hot Ike Davis up to fifth. Get the big bats to the plate as much as possible, no?