Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mets at Rockies at 8:40 pm EST: Line-Up Musings and Why I Decided Not To Call The Mets 2B by His Name (Hint: It's 'Cause He Stinks)

Tonight at 8:40 pm EST, the Mets will face the Rockies in the first of three at Coors Field.  John Maine (0-0, 7.20 ERA) will face off against Greg Smith (0-1, 9.00 ERA).  With yesterday's day off and the dissapointing start for the Mets so far, I have to say, I am eagerly awaiting the game tonight.  Should be fun...

Here's the starting line-up according to Brian Costa of the Neward Star-Ledger

Reyes, ss
Mets Second Baseman (Wears Number 1), 2b
David Wright, 3b
Jason Bay, lf
Jeff Francoeur, rf
Fernando Tatis, 1b
Rod Barajas, c
Angel Pagan, cf
John Maine, p

That looks like runs to me.  With Reyes back, I really like Pagan at 8th (or second) in the order.  It seems to give this line-up more symmetry, almost like a second lead-off hitter in an AL line-up.  I'd rather Pagan hit second, but someone told Jerry that the second baseman can hit in the two hole.  I think not...(side note, I decided today to never refer to the Mets second baseman by his name).

I only see two negatives with this line-up, one being Fernando Tatis.  Who I still firmly believe should not be starting for any major league team unless it's a Sunday afternoon, let alone the team I root for.  Will they just get Murphy healthy or bring up Ike already, I've had enough of this crappy platoon at first base...

The other issue I have with the line-up is the guy manning the number 2 spot in the order. Unfortunately there are about 12 million reasons why that won't change for some time...


  1. Hey Matt, thanks for calling in tonight... sorry you got cut off. By the way, did you the the second baseman who shall not be named throw a little league temper tantrum tonight in an 8-0 game? He really is the gift that keeps on giving, isn't he.

  2. Thank you guys for having me on. I enjoy the show. If I can, you guys will probably hear from me more often.