Sunday, April 15, 2012

Jackie Robinson Day - Duda Sits, Nickeas Starts, Pelf Takes The Mound Looking For Mets Sweep: Mets Lineup Vs. Phillies - April 15, 2012




Today will be the annual celebration of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier on this date in 1947.

Annually every player will wear #42 to commemorate Robinsons' immortality and his incredible influence on the game we love.

I am fortunate enough to have a 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series yearbook, and every-so-often when I take the book out, I am struck by the centerfold team picture: Robinson is the only black man on an all white team. The other thing that strikes me is the picture of Gil Hodges in the catcher's crouch.


Onto April 15, 2012: Mile Pelfrey will vie for the sweep against the Phillies this afternoon as the Mets take on Cole Hamels, who they've owned over the years. Unfortunately, Pelfrey has not dominated the Phillies either.


Lucas Duda, after hitting a big HR yesterday, will get the day off against the tough lefty. Scott Hairston will play RF in his place, and Kirk Nieuwenhuis will continue his duties patrolling CF. Makes me wonder what will happen when Andres Torres is healthy enough to play. The kid has earned a right to play everyday in CF.

________________________________________________________________

Updated 11:30 AM

*** Jason Bay is a late scratch due to jamming his finger yesterday. Adjusted lineup ***

1. Ruben Tejada, ss
2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
3. David Wright, 3b
4. Ike Davis, 1b
5. Scott Hairston, lf
6. Lucas Duda, rf
7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
8. Mike Nickeas, c
9. Mike Pelfrey, rsp

_________________________________________________________

Today's Mets lineup Vs. Phillies:


1. Ruben Tejada, ss
2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
3. David Wright, 3b
4. Ike Davis, 1b
5. Jason Bay, lf
6. Scott Hairston, rf
7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
8. Mike Nickeas, c
9. Mike Pelfrey, rsp

Source: Adam Rubin

No comments: