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Mets notes: Reyes replacements

7/3/2011

Angel Pagan will hit leadoff if Jose Reyes' hamstring keeps him sidelined on Sunday.

"It's something I've done before," Pagan said. "It's just a matter of trying to provide a spark."

For his career, Pagan is hitting .305 in the leadoff spot in 528 at-bats.

He's hitting .258 in 52 games this season.

Ruben Tejada is likely to replace Reyes at short. He said after Saturday's game that he feels comfortable at short. In 24 starts at shortstop last season, Tejada made just two errors in 110 chances.

This season, he's made three starts at short, making one error in 16 chances.

RIP RISP: The Mets went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position on Saturday after going 2-for-17 in the previous two games - - both losses. In their most recent four-game winning streak, the Mets hit .484 in such situations. After scoring a franchise record 52 runs in a four-game span, the Mets have scored just five in their last three - - all losses …. Since 2004, the Mets are 2-2-4 in the season series against the Yankees …. A sellout crowd of 42,042 fans showed up at Citi Field on Saturday, the largest crowd in the stadium’s two-plus season history. The total surpassed Friday night’s record crowd of 42,020.