Tuesday's lineup; Baxter leading man

May, 22, 2012
5/22/12
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PITTSBURGH -- Mike Baxter will lead off and man left field as Andres Torres does, in fact, take a seat for Tuesday's game at Pittsburgh. Baxter last led off in 2010 with Triple-A Portland in the Padres system -- he did it three times that season.

David Wright, meanwhile, has the fourth-highest average among qualifiers through his team's first 42 games since 1980 -- .415. He only trails Paul O'Neill (.471, Yankees, 1994), Rod Carew (.441, Angels, 1983) and Barry Bonds (.423, Giants, 1993).

Mike Baxter, lf
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
David Wright, 3b
Lucas Duda, rf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
Ike Davis, 1b
Ronny Cedeno, ss
Mike Nickeas, c
R.A. Dickey, rhp
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 9 57 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187