Granderson returns to lineup, leading off

Curtis Granderson returns to the starting lineup on Sunday against the Padres and will bat leadoff and play center field.


Granderson was left out of the starting lineup in the three previous games with a left calf strain, though he did pinch hit in Saturday’s 5-0 loss to the Padres. Granderson is playing center with Andre Brown in left and Bobby Abreu in right.

Granderson is also batting leadoff for the first time this year, the eighth leadoff batter for the Mets on the season. Granderson, who is batting .281 in 135 at bats with seven home runs and 23 RBI with a .389 on-base percentage since May 1, has extensive leadoff experience early in his career with the Detroit Tigers.


The majority of Granderson’s at bats this season — 156 — have come in the cleanup spot.

 




72 comments
Gregg Crandall
Gregg Crandall

I have the answer! The Mets sold their soul to the devil with those '99 and '00 teams. That's the only way that team could have made the World Series and now we're paying the price! I knew we had to be cursed I just didn't know why til now! I know that's a very random thought but I had to share.

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

Off topic, but if duda or tejada are starters on this team next year I'm boycotting from day one

Ronald Ormiston
Ronald Ormiston

Aren't we still paying Bobby Bonilla? Maybe we should bring him back lol

Paul LeBarron
Paul LeBarron

Grandy belongs in the top 3 not the next 3..........

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

When De Grom pitches, I say just have him lead off.  Colon too.  The comic opportunities if nothing else makes another appearance worth it. 

Oren Gradus
Oren Gradus

What no CY in today's lineup!!! I feel cheated! These aren't my Mets :)

citifield
citifield

I think to me the problem is citifield mets have had 70 wins every year  ever since they built citi!

xplr
xplr

It's so hard to watch this team on TV. I'm amazed people spend all this money on going to the ballpark including parking and concessions. 

citifield
citifield

Lets dream for a minute! This year the Mets get Giancarlo Stanton in trade

                                         The  Wilpons will sell the team!

                                           The Mets will finish the season 122-40 

                                               Bull S*hit! 

citifield
citifield

I herd a rumor that murphy could get traded by July 31st deadline

hankincolo
hankincolo

So exactly when does Duda go on a hot streak? Has he had one this year?

hankincolo
hankincolo

Thank you Metsblog for sharing Granderson's stats since May, I'd been meaning to check on it. 


Sean Garcia
Sean Garcia

How come they don't move David wright down the Line up ? I mean they pitch to him like a cleanup hitter anyway and I say just throw tejada. In the leadoff spot

getalife
getalife

What more does Terry have to do to get fired?  Take his shirt off and threaten to fight David?

theglider
theglider

Today's lineup

CF C. Granderson (L)

2B Daniel Murphy (L)

3B David Wright (R)

RF Bobby Abreu (L)

LF Andrew Brown (R)

1B Lucas Duda (L)

SS Wilmer Flores (R)

C Anthony Recker (R)

P D. Matsuzaka (R)

xplr
xplr

Under/Over on Mets runs today: 2


I'm going under....

Alain Wittman
Alain Wittman

This may seem lame but for father's day I am watching game seven of 86 series. And I was there as a 19 year old kid in the upper decks. Here's to better times. Happy fathers day.

Mikey Jocks
Mikey Jocks

Just when I thought Collins couldn't get any stupider.....

getalife
getalife

So who is supposed to be protecting Wright?

xplr
xplr

@citifield Its the same for the other teams we play. The mets just dont have much talent. 

mrgee
mrgee

It really says something when the tickets are cheaper than a hot dog. And worth even less.

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

@citifield It's possible of course since Flores can play 2nd and he is one of the few players who can get a good return.  Hopefully doesn't happen.

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

@hankincolo He isn't much of a streaky guy. He's been right around the same all year. he has a couple good games, a couple bad ones, and a couple mediocre games every week. The Dude still has driven in 32 runs and has 20 XBHs in 3/4 the ABs that Wright or Murphy have.

xplr
xplr

@getalife Mets do not want to take on additional salary so he's probably good until next year, when they find some other loser for money to take the job

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

OMG!! Now, that's something fans might pay to see!

1harris1
1harris1

LOL. Stop doing what Alderson is telling him to do and/or publicly call the Wilpons out for being cheap.

Mikey Jocks
Mikey Jocks

Is it possible to score -1 runs? Lolz

Max Denby
Max Denby

Great team, that played with fire. Enjoy, brother.

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

@getalife  Bobby Abreu, one of the few guys hitting consistently, is behind him today.  As to the pitching inside or whatever stuff, that is up to Mets pitchers. 

mrgee
mrgee

Scott Boras?

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

@getalife Protection wont save Wright. A team that scores more runs would be needed for someone to protect Wright. Right now, he's just another batter.

Olerud42
Olerud42

@Joe Paulson @citifield By "good return" do you mean another prospect like Wheeler or D'Arnaud who comes up and is mediocre to bad in the majors?

kph16
kph16

@citifield @ifti99 I think we're all fairly certain now based on this circus that when they open their wallets, theres nothing in there.