Monday, September 3, 2012
McHugh Returns; Slumping Thole Gets Labor Day Off; Mets In St. Louis For Matinee: Mets Lineup Vs. Cardinals - September 3, 2012
It is becoming increasingly apparent that Josh Thole will be relegated to back-up duties with the acquisition and better play from Kelly Shoppach.
Shoppach has been a nice addition to this club. He appears to show leadership and has had some key hits in his brief tenure as Mets backstop.
Thole on the other hand...well, he is mired in a 1-31 slump and his catching leaves much to be desired.
Collin McHugh will get his second professional start after a very impressive debut hurling 7 innings of no run ball, striking out 9 against Colorado.
St. Louis is presently in 2nd place 9.5 games back of Cincinnati.
The Mets coming off a three game sweep of the Marlins look to continue their winning ways. Today's Mets lineup:
1. Tejada - SS
2. Murphy - 2B
3. Wright - 3B
4. Davis - 1B
5. Duda - LF
6. Baxter - RF
7. Shoppach - C
8. Torres - CF
9. McHugh - RSP