Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/27/13
Eric Young Jr, who was scratched with a sore knee before the start of yesterday’s first game, is expected to return to the lineup today against the Nationals. Young experienced soreness a day after his collision at first base with Tim Hudson on Thursday. Young says he is not in any pain and proclaimed himself ready to play today. “It felt a lot better today, Young said. “It’s just a matter of if I needed to explode, or score that run from first, could I give it that all-out that I’m capable of doing. With that question mark, there’s no sense.” Young has cooled off considerably since starting his Mets career off wielding a .350 bat. He is batting .237 (9-for-38) in his last ten games and his average as a Met is now down to .275. In an earlier post, I said that I see Young more as a solid 4th outfielder cut out of the same mold as Endy Chavez. I still stick by that. I hope he is not presented as an everyday player in 2014 because that’s been tried a few times in Colorado without much ...
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