Bay in Friday lineup vs. southpaw

August, 10, 2012
8/10/12
3:09
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Jason Bay starts in left field for the Mets with the Braves sending southpaw Paul Maholm to the mound on Friday night. Rob Johnson is starting for the first time since bruising his right hand Sunday in San Diego, the last time Matt Harvey pitched.

Andres Torres is in the leadoff spot for only the second time since the All-Star break after his 3-for-3, three-RBI performance Thursday against the Marlins, which moves Ruben Tejada to the No. 2 spot, where he is best suited. And, as is becoming fairly common against southpaws, Daniel Murphy slides to first base, with Ronny Cedeño manning second base and Ike Davis sitting.

Andres Torres, cf
Ruben Tejada, ss
David Wright, 3b
Scott Hairston, rf
Daniel Murphy, 1b
Ronny Cedeño, 2b
Jason Bay, lf
Rob Johnson, c
Matt Harvey, 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

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187