Jun 13

Tonight’s Mets lineup at Pittsburgh.

Jason Bay is batting fifth tonight in Pittsburgh, so take that Howard Johnson.

I still like the idea of trying him second to see if the fastball theory behind Jose Reyes has some merit.

Once again, the Mets are poised to reach the .500 mark tonight. Here’s the lineup:

Jose Reyes, SS

Justin Turner, 3B

Carlos Beltran, RF

Angel Pagan, CF

Jason Bay, LF

Ronny Paulino, C

Daniel Murphy, 1B

Ruben Tejada, 2B

Mike Pelfrey, RP

 

Jun 11

Dickey starts as Mets eye .500

Rebuilding teams make progress in small steps, and the Mets could make one tonight, with a victory at Pittsburgh, they could reach .500.

Should they win and Florida lose, they would trail the third-place Marlins by a half-game.

The Mets have been doing it with pitching with surprise Dillon Gee’s gem last night their seventh consecutive quality start. Last year’s surprise starter, R. A. Dickey, will start for the Mets.

After a slow start, Dickey is 2-1 with a 1.85 ERA over his last four games.

Here’s tonight’s lineup at Pittsburgh, which features the return of Jason Bay.

 

Jose Reyes, SS

Ruben Tejada, 2B

Carlos Beltran, RF

Daniel Murphy, 3B

Angel Pagan, CF

Jason Bay, LF

Lucas Duda, 1B

Ronny Paulino, C

R.A. Dickey, RP