Archive: June 10th, 2011

Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Pirates

Here is the Mets lineup facing Pirates righthander Charlie Morton tonight:

Jose Reyes – SS
Justin Turner – 3B
Carlos Beltran – RF
Dan Murphy – 1B
Angel Pagan – CF
Lucas Duda – LF
Josh Thole – C
Ruben Tejada – 2B
Dillon Gee – P

Another day without Jason Bay, with the just-promoted Lucas Duda taking his place.


Nick Evans Down, Lucas Duda Up

Nick Evans has been designated for assignment by the New York Mets.

In his place, Lucas Duda has been promoted from AAA Buffalo.

There is a possibility that Duda would have been promoted instead of Evans a few weeks back, but Duda was injured at the time. Though he struggled with the big club in April, Duda has been hitting .302 with a 1.011 OPS in AAA.

Meanwhile, Evans’ time with the Mets has been dismal — he was hitless in 12 at-bats and drew 5 walks.

I have mixed feelings about this move. First of all,