4:20 p.m.: Eric Young Jr. is hitless in eight at bats against Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez, which is why Juan Lagares is batting leadoff Wednesday night, Terry Collins explained before the game.
3:15 p.m.: The Mets lineup against the Nationals on Wednesday features Lagares in center field batting leadoff; Wilmer Flores at second base and Josh Satin at first base (Mets, Twitter).
2:26 p.m.: Chris Young will be in tonight’s starting lineup (Horwitz, Apr. 2)
Young missed Monday’s game against the Nationals due to a strained right quad muscle.
In December, Young told MLB Network Radio that Sandy Alderson promised him a certain number of at bats, but did not guarantee whether he’d play center or corner outfield.
“Certainly we’ve got to figure out how to get those guys in the lineup on a somewhat regular basis,” Terry Collins said this past Sunday, referring to Chris Young, Eric Young Jr. and Juan Lagares. “We’ve made some commitments and we’re going to stick by them and we’ll just see how they play out.”