Tonight’s Game: Mets at Dodgers

The Mets open a three-game series against the Dodgers in LA on Friday night.

Mets First Pitch begins at 9 p.m. on SNY. The game is scheduled to begin at 10:10 p.m.

Jon Niese (7-8, 3.50) starts for the Mets, while Dan Haren (10-10, 4.59) pitches for LA.

Mets Dodgers
1. Curtis Granderson – RF 1. Dee Gordon – 2B
2. Daniel Murphy – 2B 2.  Yasiel Puig – CF
3. David Wright – 3B 3. Adrian Gonzalez – 1B
4. Lucas Duda - 1B 4. Matt Kemp – RF
5. Travis d’Arnaud – C 5. Scott Van Slyke – LF
6. Matt den Dekker – LF 6. Justin Turner – 3B
7. Juan Lagares – CF 7. A.J. Ellis – C
8. Wilmer Flores – SS 8. Erisbel Arruebarrena – SS
9. Jon Niese – LHP 9. Dan Haren – RHP

 




516 comments
Joseph S Canova Jr
Joseph S Canova Jr

It makes no sense that Granderson is leading off.  He should be batting five while moving lagares to leadoff.  The lineup is positioned for failure and I don't understand why mets management doesn't realize that.  How can you lead off a guy that's not a contact hitter and strikes out a lot?


The lineup should be Lagares, Murphy, Wright, Duda, Granderson, Arnaud, Van Dekker, Tejada/Flores.


As for Flores, he needs to be given a chance.  They should start him everyday to see what he can produce for the remaining of the season

John Campisi
John Campisi

I don't even know where to begin.

I went to tonight's game against the Dodgers.

Our seats were 2 rows behind the on deck circle, so we got to see and interact with just about every Met who was waiting to hit.

I've never seen a more lifeless, listless, uninspired, and pathetic ballclub. It was truly demoralizing. They are so pathetic, that the Dodgers actually MOVED Clayton Kershaw up a start, because they didn't want to waste him on such a poor hitting team. So, we got Dan Haren, who the Dodgers have wanted to dump since the All Star break. What does this poor man's pitcher do? He throws nothing but blanks at Murphy, Wright, Duda, d'Arnaud, den Dekker, and Flores.

The Wilmer Flores experiment is O.V.E.R.! Not only is he an embarrassment in the field, but he can't hit....period. Dodger fans were laughing at him, and I still didn't feel sorry for him.

Curtis Granderson....as nice of a guy as he is (he actually talked to us the entire game), is decent in a lineup stacked with hitters (i.e., the Tigers and Yankees). On a poor hitting team, he's HORRIBLE. As of today, he's cost the team $1 million per home run. Fabulous!

P.S. Oh, and the Red Sox sign the next Cuban phenom! Not the Mets!

rock44
rock44

WORST OFFENSE IN ALL OF BASEBALL SINCE ALL STAR BREAK.  WORST! SANDY & CO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HORRIBLE CHRIS YOUNG SIGNING AND GOING INTO THE SEASON TWO BATS SHORT!

rock44
rock44

Don't get fooled into discussing Flores as a problem.  There is one problem - and one problem only -  THEY CAN"T HIT!


Sandy & Co are responsible for this terrible offensive and must be held to account.

crafalko17
crafalko17

Well...that was a little embarrassing...can we stop the Flores experiment now? I am looking forward to seeing Reynolds. I really don't care if Flores can hit in the majors for us, as he does not have a position on this team.

matmil
matmil

Tomorrow is another day. Unfortunately for the Mets.

Shawn R. Babcock
Shawn R. Babcock

"Alls fair in love and war and baseball." Until you hit someone...and then everyone has a tantrum..

docj
docj

can you imagine Byrd behind duda

docj
docj

duda Mets MVP

Shawn R. Babcock
Shawn R. Babcock

Looked like it tipped pitchers glove and changed direction.

docj
docj

Murph move

7up17left
7up17left

If it happens to a Dodger, Keith says it is "poorly played"....Geez....

nymetsrule
nymetsrule

Not sure I see 10 more wins in this team.

matmil
matmil

Wright is the Captain of a leaking rowboat.

Shawn R. Babcock
Shawn R. Babcock

I love the Ump Diaz cringing in the background when Duda drops it. "Come on, man...be big leaguers and catch the ball...I want to go to dinner."

Chapter 7
Chapter 7

Mets should trade for Reyes and sign a LF. Good everywhere else.

Shawn R. Babcock
Shawn R. Babcock

Focus totally gone. It's been packed in. But really, the game was over at 2-1.


Albert Owens
Albert Owens

Just a thought. I know fans would go crazy. To fill out our deficiencies. What do you think we could get in a trade for Wright.

7up17left
7up17left

Refer to my throwing of the watercooler comment.....

nhmetsfan
nhmetsfan

@Joseph S Canova Jr 

Totally agree about Granderson. It is a no brainer and important for the lineup.


I think the Flores experiment has run its course.

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

@sjm25  So you have given up on Flores? Just turned 23, and after three weeks of play, he will never be any good. You're a child.

jenkins
jenkins

@dumpcy yeah, that's enough for me too. Later boys and Suzy Q

matmil
matmil

Why do you have to insult people? If you don't like the comments go somewhere else.

gpopper
gpopper

Chill on the name calling guy. Make your point, it's good enough

mesmo
mesmo

Right you are, Cleon. But don't worry...school starts again next week and he will go back to failing algebra.

rock44
rock44

@sjm25 @rock44  When you have NO NO NO offense, it puts tons of pressure on all other aspects of the game.  Flores is a kid that's been thrown into this abyss.  Poor dan Dekker too. 


Don't be fooled.

jenkins
jenkins

@gpopper nah, not good enough. Nothing worse than a droll troll.

crafalko17
crafalko17

@rock44 @sjm25 TdA has performed solidly since he has come back, and Campbell has been good since he got up. Fores has gotten the most consistent playing time of any of them and he is performing the worst both offensively and defensively. He just isn't ready yet. Whether he will be in the future I don't know, but having him up right now isn't helping himself or the team.

matmil
matmil

You sound like a little girl.

matmil
matmil

Your a real loser. Get a freaking life.

gpopper
gpopper

Just another pinhead, charge on

rock44
rock44

@crafalko17 @rock44 @sjm25  Guys, please stop! Do we win this game if Tejada played SS?  NO!  We wouldn't have won this game if Ozzie Smith was our SS!  The offense is horrendous!

jenkins
jenkins

@matmil the 25 troll agrees with you that he sounds like a little girl. Maybe a new low water mark in trolling history.