Thursday lineup: Shoppach debuts

August, 16, 2012
8/16/12
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Kelly Shoppach makes his Mets debut Thursday, catching rookie Matt Harvey's fifth major league start.

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
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
.295 9 54 75
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 27
RBIL. Duda 83
RD. Murphy 75
OPSL. Duda .827
WB. Colon 14
ERAJ. Niese 3.55
SOZ. Wheeler 173