Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Nationals

Here is the lineup the Mets will send to the plate against Washington Nationals pitcher and Staten Island native Jason Marquis Yunesky Maya:

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

I guess Thole is catching because he is the “knuckleball catcher”. Lately Terry Collins can do no wrong so who am I to question his decisions?

In 48 career plate appearances against Marquis, Jason Bay has a .372 batting average with 5 HR and a 1.289 OPS. In other words this is a great pitcher for him to keep his little hot streak going — let’s hope he can finally get in the groove.

Speaking of hot streaks, the flaming hot David Wright has a .406 average and 1.068 OPS in 33 career plate appearances against Marquis. This has the makings of another 8-run outburst by the Mets offense.

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  1. Joe July 30, 2011 at 7:38 pm
    Some nobody is up there now that Marquis is traded. The trend there is that the Mets are stymied. We shall see.