Here is today’s Met lineup:
1. Jose Reyes SS
2. Justin Turner 2B
3. Carlos Beltran RF
4. Dan Murphy 3B
5. Angel Pagan CF
6. Lucas Duda 1B
7. Ronny Paulino C
8. Jason Pridie LF
9. Jonathon Niese LHP (9-7, 3.73)
vs. Jake Westrbrook (7-4, 5.26)
Westbrook allowed two earned runs in five innings in Cincinnati, but has pitched terribly in the month of July.
Niese has been showing signs of maturing, pitching well recently, and allowed just one earned run in seven innings in his last start against the Phillies.
Jason Bay is out of the lineup with a tight hamstring.
A Jason Pridie sighting…
The Mets are 12 games behind the Phillies in the division and 7.5 behind the Braves in the Wild Card. Still a long way to go.