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According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, Mets outfielder Jason Bay is scheduled to return from the disabled list today and will be in the lineup tonight. His absence proved to be very valuable in that we got to see what we had in young outfielders Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter. However, despite the stellar play of these two young hitters we are still missing some key elements that Jason Bay brings to the table.
As a team the Mets are a severely left handed dominant lineup. Jason Bay brings his right handed bat back into the lineup that we sorely need. He also brings some more veteran leadership to the young team that has over achieved thus far. Another thing Bay brings is power potential. Although he had struggled over his first few seasons as a Met, he slugged 3 home runs over the first few weeks of the season before going down with an injury. He still has the potential to provide some more steady production, some we especially need as the struggles of Ike Davis continue.
As for changes to the lineup, I see Bay regaining his spot in left. With the struggles of Andres Torres you have to assume that he will become the fourth outfielder and the defensive replacement late in games if needed. He would also bring a dynamic base running option for Terry Collins off the bench.
As for the batting order, I see Jason Bay regaining his spot in the 5-hole. Murphy will probably move back to 2nd in order and Nieuwenhuis back to the lead off spot. I believe Terry’s new lineup will look like this.
- Kirk Nieuwenhus
- Daniel Murphy
- David Wright
- Lucas Duda
- Jason Bay
- Ike Davis
- Josh Thole
It will be interesting to see what the corresponding move to activating Jason Bay will be. Also watch how Sandy adjusts the roster in the coming weeks as Ruben Tejada is also set to return soon.
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Today’s Mets Lineup:
Monday #Mets lineup vs. Cards: Nieuwenhuis-LF, Torres-CF, Wright-3B, Duda-RF, Murphy-2B, Davis-1B, Quintanilla-SS, Nickeas-C, Gee-RHP
— New York Mets (@Mets) June 4, 2012
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@BobsBlitz anyone notice Thurs Mets/Nats pitching matchup?? espn.go.com/mlb/schedule— Michael (@Giaco30) June 5, 2012
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