Thursday's Mets-Nats lineups

April, 3, 2014
Apr 3
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NEW YORK -- Here are the lineups as the Mets try to avoid getting swept by the Washington Nationals at 1:10 p.m. Thursday at Citi Field.

The Mets are starting three different first basemen in the first three games of a season for the first time in franchise history. The last MLB team to do so: the 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks -- with Juan Miranda, Xavier Nady and Russell Branyan -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Mets
Eric Young Jr., lf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Curtis Granderson, rf
Lucas Duda, 1b
Juan Lagares, cf
Travis d'Arnaud, c
Ruben Tejada, ss
Zack Wheeler, rhp

Nationals
Denard Span, cf
Bryce Harper, lf
Jayson Werth, rf
Adam LaRoche, 1b
Ryan Zimmerman, 3b
Ian Desmond, ss
Danny Espinosa, 2b
Sandy Leon, c
Tanner Roark, rhp

Roark replaces the scratched Jordan Zimmermann, who is suffering from the flu.
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