Good to see Mes back in there. Wish Bruce would be in the 4 spot. Ludwick's swing is still off. He had a number of meatballs to hit off Harang last night and was late on every one of them.
Meet the Mets
1. Eric Young (S) LF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Juan Lagares (R) CF
6. Mike Baxter (L) RF
7. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
8. Wilfredo Tovar (R) SS
9. Jon Niese (L) P
Jonathan Niese is a pretty good lefty who this year has been tougher against lefties than righties. Over this career, the gap is narrower, still better against lefties.
This year he has had trouble away from Citifield (.846 away OPS against) and has not had a good September so far in four outings.
Reds have very few at bats against him, Phillips with 16 official at bats and a 1.188 OPS. Votto .792 OPS in 12 at bats (four walks), Bruce .833 in 10. Reds hitters combined have an .812 OPS against him, including five homers, in a total of 80 official at bats (excludes pitchers).
Would love to see ludwick get a few big hits and some positive momentum before the playoffs start. His bat is needed in our lineup...even if he doesn't have all of his power back.
Good lineup for lefty. Tomorrow I go:
Rocco/Hanigan (depending on who is pitching)
why cant Dusty say "Hey Ryan,, your not getting it done, Billy is playing" HMM?? is that so hard to do or hurting his feelings?
He's missed time and the Reds want to give him a chance to get going. Especially against a lefty.
Tomorrow Lud will sit. This will cause 350 posts on RedsZone. But Dusty usually rests Ludwick every series and did most of last season too.
Tonights game is the free game of the day on mlb.com.
No bow ties?!?!?!
Young singles, then a fly out.
Wright up, first inning.
Young steals second, high throw.
Full count on Wright.
47 steals for Eric Young.
Billy Hamilton won't catch him ;)