The New York Mets will play the Chicago Cubs today in search of winning their last series before the all-star break. The Mets and Cubs have split the first two games of this series. The Mets lost on Friday, but bounced back to win last night. Today’s first pitch will be at 1:10 PM EDT.
#Mets Sun. lineup vs. Cubs: Tejada-SS, Murphy-2B, Wright-3B, Davis-1B, Duda-RF, Hairston-LF, Valdespin-CF, Thole-C, Niese-LHP
— New York Mets (@Mets) July 8, 2012
1) Reed Johnson CF
2) Starlin Castro SS
3) Anthony Rizzo 1B
4) Alfonso Soriano LF
5) Jeff Baker RF
6) Geovany Soto C
7) Darwin Barney 2B
8) Luis Valbuena 3B
9) Ryan Dempster RHP
Today’s Pitching Probables:
Jon Niese (7-3, 3.35 ERA) will be on the hill for the Mets today.
Ryan Dempster (3-3, 2.11 ERA) will be on the hill for the cubs today.
- Davis is 2 for 3 in his career against Dempster and Darwin Barney is 4 for 6 lifetime versus Niese.
- Niese enters this start with a 1.69 ERA over three consecutive wins.
- Davis is batting .309 with seven homers and 28 RBIs over the past 24 games after hitting .158 through his first 56.
Let’s go Mets baby! Let’s finish the first half strong.