Found May 22, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Starting Lineup Daniel Murphy – 2B Rick Ankiel – CF David Wright – 3B Lucas Duda – LF Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B John Buck – C Ruben Tejada – SS Matt Harvey – RHP Game Notes Terry Collins told reporters this morning that reliever LaTroy Hawkins will be unavailable to pitch in this afternoon’s game against the Reds. Hawkins has pitched in the last two games and has appeared in 20 of the team’s first 43 games of the season. The veteran righthander has has a 3.15 ERA for the season. Scott Rice leads continues to be used frequently by Terry Collins, and the rookie reliever leads the league with 26 appearances. Rice has continued to be effective and has a 2.91 ERA this season. David Wright committed his fourth error of the season and let a two-out grounder go through his legs with the bases loaded allowing the Reds to take a 2-0 lead. Jon Niese took the hit and the loss but after a 48-pitch first inning he rebounded and finished with a solid start. The Mets had three hits last night

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Phil Mushnick Challenges Mike Francesa to $10K Wager over Matt Harvey Lies

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The Zack Wheeler hype will end up being his downfall

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Mets Only Manage Three Runs Behind Marcum, Lose 4-3

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Mets Swept After Ike Davis Blunder Ignites 7-4 Reds Win

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This Week in Bad TV Graphics: KC Royals Style

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#MetsTwitterRecap: Homers, Ejections, and Losing

UPDATED: 5/20 Lineup vs. Mets: Choo 8, Izturis 6, Votto 3, @datdudebp 4, @jayabruce 9, @flavafraz21 5, Paul 7, Hanigan 2, @johnnycueto RHP — Reds (@Reds) May 20, 2013 #Mets lineup vs #Reds 5/20: Murphy 2B, Ankiel CF, Wright 3B, Duda LF, Byrd RF, Davis 1B, Buck C, Tejada SS, Marcum P — TySim19 (@tysim19) May 20, 2013   I am going to challenge myself and watch the game in...
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