Pre-game: Mets (46-46) vs. Phillies (58-34)

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Here is today’s lineup for the Mets against the Phillies:

1. Angel Pagan CF

2. Justin Turner 2B

3. Scott Hairston RF

4. Dan Murphy 3B

5. Jason Bay LF

6. Ronny Paulino C

7. Nick Evans 1B

8. Ruben Tejada SS

9. Jonathon Niese (8-7, 3.88)

vs. Cole Hamels (11-4, 2.32)


Carlos Beltran is out of the lineup today with flu-like symptoms. He reportedly is very sick, with an extremely high fever.

Niese gave up three runs on five hits in seven innings in his last start against the Dodgers, earning his eighth win of the year.

Hamels pitched eight innings while allowing just one run in his last start and is a Cy Young candidate. However, he is just a career 3-9 against the Mets.

Here is the Phillies lineup:

Today’s game is on FOX. The first pitch is scheduled for 4:10.

About Connor O'Brien
I'm a 17 year-old blogger, high school student, and lifelong Mets fan. I've been blogging about the Mets in some form or another for about four years. I embrace the new age, sabermetric way of thinking, but also recognize the importance of scouting and player devlopment.

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