Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/25/12
Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada – SS Jordany Valdespin – LF David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B Daniel Murphy – 2B Kirk Nieuwenhuis – RF Josh Thole – C Andres Torres – CF Jeremy Hefner – RHP The Mets and Nationals play a day game tomorrow as the Mets try to pull themselves out of a tailspin. Yesterday the Mets had a 1-0 lead until the Nationals tied it, then exploded out to a 5-1 lead. Another pinch-hit Valdespin homer made the game 5-2, but the Mets would not pull any closer. Today Jeremy Hefner makes his first start in the absence of Johan Santana as he takes on Stephen Strasburg. Jeremy Hefner is 1-3 on the season over 12 games and 3 starts with a 5.85 ERA over 32.1 innings. In the minors, he is 5-2 over 10 games and 9 starts with a 2.77 ERA. His last start for the Mets was against the Nationals as he picked up the loss after allowing 4 runs, 3 earned over 6 innings. The Nationals have the following numbers against Hefner: Espinosa 1-3 Flores 0-3 Harper 0-3 LaRoche 2-3, HR Lombardo...
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