Mets Lineup, March 18

Daisuke Matsuzaka, who presumably has won the fifth starter role, starts today for the Mets against Detroit.

Here’s the lineup behind him:

Eric Young, 2b

Chris Young, lf

David Wright, 3b

Curtis Granderson, rf

Josh Satin, dh

Eric Campbell, 1b

Wilmer Flores, ss

Travis d’Arnaud, c

Juan Lagares, cf

LINEUP COMMENTS: With the report GM Sandy Alderson continues to shop Ike Davis, it isn’t hard to see what the Mets are doing. By playing Eric Young at second base, the logical fallout will be moving Daniel Murphy to first base and keep Juan Lagares on the major league roster as the starting center fielder.

ON DECK: Lineup the Mets should field on Opening Day.

One thought on “Mets Lineup, March 18

  1. Sure. Make 2 moves that create uncertainty in half your infield. Great move to put a suspect ba on the field and move your second best hitter someplace else for a player who may not be as good defensively as Dan.

    This so we can have a lead off hitter who struggles to hit 250 and doesn’t walk. Los today when all he needed to do was drive Lagares in from third he left the runner stranded. A bit unfair to be sure, but making the point he can’t handle a bat.