Found April 03, 2013 on New York Mets Report:
True to his word, manager Terry Collins is keeping a pat hand. Of course, why would you change anything after scoring 11 runs? COWGILL: Back on top of order. However, too often in recent seasons the Mets lineup seemed to change daily, with no regard of who was hot or slumping. Granted, there are times when a slump or bad pitching match-up will force a change, but I like Collins’ intent of keeping an even keel. Collins wants consistency and stability. The bench players will play soon enough, but now it is time for the starters to develop continuity. Here’s what he has going tonight against Padres left-hander Clayton Richard. My intent is to follow each name in the lineup with a pertinent stat or note. Everybody posts a lineup, but I want to give you something more and a reason to come back: Collin Cowgill, CF: Was surprise winner of center field job because he’s the best combination of offense and defense. Hit first career grand slam in opener. Daniel Murphy, 2B: Has shown no ill eff...
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