Found September 03, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
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) Starting Lineup 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. Game Preview The Mets look to move past their awful performance ye

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