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New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Turner Field • 7:10 PM
RHP Carlos Torres (3-2, 2.77) vs RHP Kris Medlen (11-12, 3.58)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Josh Satin – 3B
Lucas Duda – 1B
Travis d’Arnaud – C
Juan Lagares – RF
Matt den Dekker – CF
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Carlos Torres – RHP
The 3-4-5 spots offer a new surprise everyday it seems. Seeing Duda back at cleanup scares me, and d’Arnaud jumps into the number five spot to protect him.
I am kind of pleased to see Satin getting so many reps batting third, and while I’m used to it against a lefthander, he’s getting a shot there against one of the better righthanders in the league in Medlen.
I guess Collins has settled in with Murphy in the two hole and once again den Dekker gets centerfield over Lagares.
This would have been a Harvey Day, but we settle for a Torres day instead. So may your Torres day be a bright and happy one.
… Joe D.
The Mets look to move past their awful performance ye
BEST OF MAXIM
One man’s pain is another man’s game.
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Rusty said something interesting in his This Day In Mets Infamy column this morning…
I think we are watching Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda play their final games as Mets…
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With a full day’s rest, the Mets look to get back on track and even up their series with the Braves. Game time is 7:10 PM.
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