Tonight's #Mets lineup: Tejada 6, Murphy 4, Wright 5, Duda 7, Byrd 9, Ankiel 8, Buck 2, Davis 3, Harvey 1.—
Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) May 28, 2013
Terry Collins has dropped Ike Davis to eighth in the batting order against the right-handed Hiroki Kuroda. Strangely, Marlon Byrd is batting fifth.
Here’s the Yankees lineup:
#Yankees lineup at Mets: Gardner CF, Cano 2B, Wells LF, Overbay 1B, Adams 3B, Ichiro RF, Brignac SS, Stewart C, Kuroda P—
New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 28, 2013
The Mets get to see Reid Brignac for the first time this season, so that’s fun. What’s not fun is that Robinson Cano is batting second and not Jayson Nix. Joe Girardi thought he was Dusty Baker last night and batted a guy with a .600 OPS in the two hole, so of course Nix picked up a pair of hits and an RBI.
Hiroki Kuroda bombed in his last outing on May 22 with two home runs (five runs altogether) allowed in two innings. He left with a calf injury, which pushed this start back a couple of days.
Harvey is also coming off a lousy start, but it wasn’t as bad as Kuroda’s was. He allowed four runs in 6.1 innings while striking out six and walking three against the Reds. That’s almost a quality start! But seriously, we expect more out of the Mets’ ace and hopefully we’ll see it tonight as the Mets look for a third straight victory.