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Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Pirates

This is the lineup the Mets are sending to the plate against Pirates righthander Kevin Correia:

Angel Pagan – CF
Justin Turner – 2B
Carlos Beltran – RF
Jason Bay – LF
Daniel Murphy – 1B
Ronny Paulino – C
Willie Harris – 3B
Ruben Tejada – SS
Chris Capuano – P

Personally I’d prefer to have seen Nick Evans in there again, but it’s more important to get Willie Harris’ slick glove at the hot corner and his lefthanded bat in the lineup right now than find out if Evans will ever hit righthanders. Mildly strange, though, not to see Josh Thole behind the dish with the righty on the mound. Is it possible that Capuano prefers to work with Paulino? Inquiring minds want to know …

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Mets Game 54: Loss to Pirates

Pirates 5 Mets 1

For seven innings, R.A. Dickey’s dancing dipsy-doodle devoured the Pittsburgh Pirates batters. If this were a high school game, Dickey would’ve finished with a shutout victory. Unfortunately, they play nine-inning contests in the Major Leagues.

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Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Pirates

Here is tonight’s Mets lineup against Pirates righthander James McDonald:

Angel Pagan – CF
Justin Turner – 2B
Carlos Beltran – RF
Jason Bay – LF
Daniel Murphy – 3B
Nick Evans – 1B
Josh Thole – C
Ruben Tejada – SS
R.A. Dickey – P

Happy to see hot-hitting Angel Pagan in the leadoff spot.

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Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Pirates

Here is tonight’s Mets lineup to face Pirates righthander Charlie Morton:

Willie Harris – 3B
Justin Turner – 2B
Carlos Beltran – RF
Daniel Murphy – 1B
Angel Pagan – CF
Josh Thole – C
Jason Pridie – LF
Ruben Tejada – SS
Dillon Gee – P

It seems like whenever I knock Willie Harris, he reaches base four times. But I don’t care about those blips beyond the mean — with Jose Reyes and David Wright out of the lineup, I want Angel Pagan getting a guaranteed at-bat in the first inning. In fact, I probably want Pagan somewhere in the top three even with Reyes and Wright in the lineup. But that’s just me.

Question: if Willie Harris and Justin Turner flipped positions, would Harris be batting second?

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Pirates Sign Matt Diaz

Several sources are reporting that Matt Diaz has signed a two-year deal with the Pirates.

Though Diaz rakes LHPs it’s kind of a puzzling move in that the Bucs aren’t going anywhere in ’11 and Diaz will be 33 in March. Wouldn’t they have been better off holding on to Lastings Milledge, who is 7 years younger with a more complete skill set? Maybe the Pirates see Diaz as a more valuable piece of trade bait come July.

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