Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Baxter Starts In Left, Turner At SS, Nieuwenhuis Back In Center; Johan Tries To Wright Mets Ship: Mets Lineup V. Reds - May 16, 2012
Mike Baxter and Justin Turner get rare starts tonight for the Mets. Turner, usually a 2B will get the start in lieu of Ronny Cedeno at SS, and Mike Baxter will get a shot in LF. Baxter has been a solid addition to the Mets bench this year, and has hit well when called upon.
Captain Kirk will go back to CF to give Andres Torres a rest.
David Wright looks to continue his hot hitting, and pick up where he left off last night after being pulled after going 2-2.
Johan Santana will get the start, and try a put the Mets on solid ground. The Mets have lost 3 of their last five games.
Long Island Met Fan and I will be at tonight's game and hope our presence will spark the team to victory. This will be my second trip to GHMP this year, and my partner-in-crime's first.
Tonight's Mets lineup:
1. Nieuwenhuis - CF
2. Baxter - LF
3. Wright - 3B
4. Duda - RF
5. Murphy - 2B
6. Davis - 1B
7. Turner - SS
8. Nickeas - C
9. Santana - LSP
Source: Adam Rubin