All-homegrown for 4th time in Mets history

July, 7, 2012
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The Mets' Saturday lineup against the Cubs is the fourth all-homegrown lineup in franchise history, and the second time this year.

In a game started by Jon Niese on April 26, the same eight position players were used -- Josh Thole, Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Ruben Tejada, Jordany Valdespin, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Lucas Duda. This time, it's Dillon Gee who gets the start.

Entering this season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other two instances of an all-homegrown lineup came in 1971, at Pittsburgh.

Sept. 17, 1971

Ted Martinez, 2b
Bud Harrelson, ss
Cleon Jones, lf
Ed Kranepool, 1b
Mike Jorgensen, cf
Ken Singleton, rf
Duffy Dyer, c
Tim Foli, 3b
Gary Gentry, p

Sept. 19, 1971
Martinez, 2b
Harrelson, ss
John Milner, lf
Kranepool, 1b
Jorgensen, cf
Singleton, rf
Dyer, c
Foli, 3b
Jerry Koosman, p
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

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
12 3.82 130 167
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .301
HRL. Duda 26
RBIL. Duda 76
RD. Murphy 73
OPSL. Duda .837
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.44
SOZ. Wheeler 155