Monday, July 23, 2012

Harvey In NY, Spin Starting, Mets Take On Nats: Mets Lineup V. Nationals - July 23, 2012

Mets much heralded prospect is now in orange and blue; Matt Harvey has arrived in NY and is wearing #70.

The young righthander is slotted to start Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. Terry Collins said he wanted to try and diminish the attention and pressure on the kid, and felt that there would be less pressure for the 23 year old to make his Major League debut on the road. Harvey hails from Connecticut, and the Mets skipper believed that the attention surrounding him would be too much pressure, so it is best to start him on the road.

The hot hitting Jordany Valdespin will get a start tonight in RF in place of the slumping Lucas Duda. Duda's Defense has been abysmal, and only hitting .241 isn't going to cut it. So, Collins is turning to the hot hand and giving 'Spin' the opportunity to start.

Tonight's Mets lineup V. Nationals:

1.  Ruben Tejada - SS
2.  Jordany Valdespin - RF
3.  David Wright - 3B
4.  Ike Davis - 1B
5.  Daniel Murphy - 2B
6.  Jason Bay - LF
7.  Kirk Nieuwenhuis - CF
8.  Josh Thole - C
9.  Chris Young - RSP

Source: Adam Rubin


Anonymous said...

terry collins needs to stop playing that righty-lefty thing if I guy can hit he can any pitcher right or left

metsfan73 said...

Preaching to the choir. I couldn't agree more. We have Tony LaRussa to thank for this baseball philosophy.