Pre-Game: Wright scratched with jammed pinky

Tonight at Citi Field, the Mets (4-0) will look for the series victory against the Nationals (2-2) at 7:10 pm.

David Wright has been scratched from tonight’s game with a jammed right pinky, according to SNY’s Matt Dunn.


4:57 pm: Wright jammed his finger sliding into first base last night, according to SNY’s Matt Dunn.

Wright has not received x-rays on his finger yet, and so he is not sure if it’s broken. He expects to have an x-ray performed before tonight’s game.


4:28 pm: Daniel Murphy will move to the third spot in the lineup, and Ronny Cedeno will play third base and hit second.


Here are tonight’s starting lineups:

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New York Mets

1) Ruben Tejada SS
2) Ronny Cedeno 3B
3) Daniel Murphy 2B
4) Jason Bay LF
5) Lucas Duda RF
6) Justin Turner 1B
7) Scott Hairston CF
8) Mike Nickeas C
9) Dillon Gee RHP


Washington Nationals

1) Ian Desmond SS
2) Steve Lombardozzi 2B
3) Ryan Zimmerman 3B
4) Adam LaRoche 1B
5) Jayson Werth RF
6) Xavier Nady LF
7) Roger Bernadina CF
8) Wilson Ramos C
9) Ross Detwiler LHP




Michael Baron (3:40 pm): I would’ve liked to have seen Duda in the fourth spot here so to create a righty-lefty-righty combination in the middle of the lineup. It is a good opportunity for Bay to get things going, considering he is facing a lefty and he hit them reasonably well last year. But Duda has shown the ability to hit left-handers so far and, quite frankly, Bay looks completely lost at the plate right now – he probably is not the best candidate to hit fourth in any scenario at the moment.