The Mets will be going for the sweep tonight against Detroit without, as expected, without center fielder Angel Pagan, who is sidelined with a muscle spasm in his right side.
Jesus Feliciano will start in center.
Pagan left last night’s game in the seventh inning, and typically Jerry Manuel rests a player the day after taking him out of a game with an injury.
Manuel said Pagan could be able to play tomorrow night against Minnesota.
Pagan’s injury has done nothing to calm trade speculation he could be included in a deal for Seattle’s Cliff Lee. The Seattle Times reported in today’s edition the Mariners are seeking Jenrry Mejia and Pagan for Lee.
Also missing tonight is catcher Rod Barajas, who has tightness in his back.
Here’s tonight’s lineup:
Jose Reyes, SS
Jesus Feliciano, CF
David Wright, 3B
Ike Davis, 1B
Jason Bay, LF
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Henry Blanco, C
Ruben Tejada, 2B
Hisanori Takahashi, LP