Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Getaway Lineup, Notes

The Mets send LHP Jonathon Niese (2-2, 4.85) against RHP Charlie Morton (2-4, 4.35). Neither guy has been very consistent this season (Morton has has lost three of his last four starts), so it'll be interesting to see just what the pair of offensive-challenged teams will come up with at the dish this afternoon. The get-away game is scheduled for 12:35 and will be radio only.

The lineup: Josh Harrison RF, Gorkys Hernandez LF, Andrew McCutchen CF, Neil Walker 2B, Casey McGehee 1B, Rod Barajas C, Yamiaco Navarro 3B, Clint Barmes SS, Charlie Morton P.

Some odd combos today. Hernadez gets his first MLB start while Harrison gets his second career OF gig and will man the corners, while Navarro goes to third. Jose Tabata, Pedro Alvarez and some random outfielder (who the heck is the Pirates regular left fielder?) are on the pine.

  • RHP Jason Grilli has returned from the Bereavement List and LHP Jeff Locke has been optioned back to Indy.
  • Dan Wade of Fangraphs has a post featuring James McDonald and wonders " his level of production, or something close to it, sustainable?"
  • SS Chase d’Arnaud left the game at Indy yesterday with a strained left hip flexor, and LHP Jo-Jo Reyes suffered a right hammy injury.

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