Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/12/13
Nationals at Mets • 1:10 PM Tanner Roark (5-0, 0.94) vs. Aaron Harang (5-11, 5.76) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Juan Lagares – CF Daniel Murphy – 2B Lucas Duda – 1B Josh Satin – 3B Mike Baxter – RF Anthony Recker – C Ruben Tejada – SS Aaron Harang – RHP The Mets are 23-30 since the All-Star break and 28-41 at home this season. Tanner Roark will start for the Nats on Thursday afternoon as the Mets try avoid a four-game sweep with Aaron Harang making his Mets debut. Flores is still out with a sore ankle and d’Arnaud will get the day off. Tejada is now getting the lion’s share of starts at shortstop as Collins told reporters yesterday. Baxter with a rare start in right field as den Dekker also gets the day off. Game Preview The Mets just try to do something positive against the Nationals today as they try to look beyond the last several games. Today’s game will be the Mets debut of Aaron Harang, a player the Mets have been linked to multiple times over the years and now
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