The big, but totally un-shocking, news out of Port St. Lucie today: Livan Hernandez is the Mets No. 5 starter.
More importantly, the lineup will likely look like this for most days, even against left-handed starters...
- Jose Reyes
- Daniel Murphy
- David Wright
- Carlos Delgado
- Carlos Beltran
- Ryan Church
- Brian Schneider
- Luis Castillo
This goes back to a conversation Joe Janish and I had yesterday where we discussed the lineup possibilities. I had Wright batting either third or fifth, but Janish maintained you want your best hitter getting an AB in the first inning. Seems he will get his wish.
I like it. I posted a lineup before with Wright and Beltran switched. I think they're both great hitters and the team won't suffer if they were switched or not. It's probably better to get Wright an AB ASAP. So I can definetely live with this.