Daniel Murphy will hit leadoff Thursday, a move Terry Collins said could continue, in the event Murphy takes to the role.
“I told him not to change anything,” Collins said before Thursday’s game.
Also of note, Bobby Abreu will bat second; Chris Young will hit fifth; Wilmer Flores will start at shortstop; and Anthony Recker will be behind the plate.
“You have to try something,” Collins said. “I’m trying to put out a lineup that can put up runs.”