Friday, August 10, 2012

Harvey To Get First Citi Start; Bay Gets To Play; Larry Scratched: Mets Lineup V. Braves

Don't cry Mets fans, but Larry Jones, the celebrated (and retiring) Braves 3B will not be playing tonight due to back stiffness.

We know the Mets faithful that show up at GHMP tonight will find it hard not to shed a tear, for Larry has been close and dear to Mets fans of all ages...

Even I'm about to throw up. With his record against the Mets, don't be surprised to see him hit a pinch hit HR at a crucial point in the game. Can't wait til he retires.

Mets rookie Matt Harvey will get his first Citi start tonight, and will be throwing to Rob Johnson, who is returning from a bruised hand injury.

Andres Torres moves to the lead-off spot and Ruben Tejada will slide down to the two hole.

Jason Bay will get the start against Braves lefty Paul Maholm.

Tonight's Mets lineup:

1.  Andres Torres - CF
2.  Ruben Tejada - SS
3.  David Wright - 3B
4.  Scott Hairston - RF
5.  Daniel Murphy - 1B

6.  Ronny CedeƱo - 2B
7.  Jason Bay - LF
8.  Rob Johnson - C
9.  Matt Harvey - RSP


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