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Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Bad Lineups Throughout Mets History

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The Mets scored a run last night! Actually five runs! It was the first time they pushed a player across the plate since Saturday, and the first time a non-pitcher drove in a run since Friday. Having to watch the Mets’ meager offense every day brings back memories of other feable lineups throughout Mets history. Of course this year’s version is due to injuries, while some of the lineups from the days of yore were just plain bad. Lenny Dykstra just filed for bankruptcy; maybe the Mets’ offense can do the same thing.

In the last game before the 2000 All-Star break, the Mets threw this lineup out on the field:

Melvin Mora SS, Derek Bell RF, Edgardo Alfonzo 2B, Todd Zeile 1B, Benny Agbayani LF, Robin Ventura 3B, Jay Payton CF, Todd Pratt C

With Mike Piazza out of the lineup, they look pretty thin, but on a total of six hits they beat the Yankees, 2-0. And, of course, they went all the way to the World Series …

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