Archive: July 20th, 2011

Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Cardinals

Here is the lineup the Mets will send to the plate against Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan:

Jose Reyes – SS
Justin Turner – 2B
Carlos Beltran – RF
Daniel Murphy – 3B
Angel Pagan – CF
Jason Bay – LF
Lucas Duda – 1B
Josh Thole – C
R.A. Dickey – P

I know I keep saying this, but I’m feeling good about Duda. There’s something about seeing him up at the plate, with that big body and long swing, that makes you think he’s going to wallop a few — right? Mets hitters don’t have much of a history against McClellan, which could give the young pitcher an advantage. Carlos Beltran is the only starter who has a base hit against McClellan, and Willie Harris (2-for-4 with a HR) is the only other player on the roster who has hit safely against the righthander.

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Blog Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran returned to the Mets’ lineup last night, and Jason Isringhausen turned back the clock to earn a save in the Mets’ 4-2 victory over the Cardinals.  Meanwhile, the trade deadline looms.

Here’s what the bloggers have to say:

And for all the latest Mets news, keep checking out Mets Today.

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Ike Davis Says Season Over

Ike Davis was asked if he might play again this season before yesterday’s game against the Cardinals.

“I’m not gonna tell you I’m gonna play this season because I’ve told you like 16 times this year [that I will] and it hasn’t happened,” said Davis, out since May 10. “Give it three weeks and we’ll see, either ‘yes’ or ‘no.'”

Terry Collins of course would like to see a healthy Ike on the field this year, to erase any doubts and speculation about his health going into next season.

“I would say the majority odds are I probably wouldn’t play this year. …,” Davis said, according to the NY Post and ESPN “Obviously there’s a possibility that I don’t need surgery. We just need it to heal. And if it doesn’t heal, we have to do something to make it heal.”

Oh no, here’s the kicker:

“But next year I will be back and healthy. I promise.”

Does anyone realistically expect Ike to be back this year?

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