Thursday lineup: Shoppach debuts


Kelly Shoppach makes his Mets debut Thursday, catching rookie Matt Harvey's fifth major league start.

Jason Bay

Jason Bay

#44 LF
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM44
  • HR5

  • RBI11

  • R16

  • OBP.239

  • AVG.150

Terry Collins, who resolved to shake up the lineup, also has Jason Bay starting, plus Scott Hairston in center field over Andres Torres and Justin Turner over Daniel Murphy at second base. Bay has two doubles in three career at-bats against Reds right-hander Homer Bailey.

Ruben Tejada, ss

Mike Baxter, rf

David Wright, 3b

Ike Davis, 1b

Scott Hairston, cf

Justin Turner, 2b

Jason Bay, lf

Kelly Shoppach, c

Matt Harvey, rhp