7 Reyes, SS
1 Castillo, 2B
5 Wright, 3B
21 Delgado, 1B
15 Beltran, CF
19 Church, RF
28 Murphy, LF
23 Schneider, C
34 Pelfrey, P
TONIGHT’S STARTERS: RHP Mike Pelfrey (13-8, 3.70) vs. RHP Ricky Nolasco (13-7, 3.62)
â€” Here’s Nolasco vs. the Met hitters. Beltran, Reyes, Wright, and, to a lesser extent, Delgado, have all hit Nolasco hard. But he’s a different guy this year.
TOMORROW’S LINEUP: Expect to see Robinson Cancel tomorrow against LHP Scott Olsen. In fact, Jerry Manuel told us yesterday Cancel will spell Brian Schneider, who Manuel believes plays better when fresh. … Also, Manuel mentioned to us in Philly about Nick Evans starting vs.Olsen because it was a good matchup for him. I’d tend to expect Evans as well.
WHO’S ON…CLOSER?: Beats me. Manuel did say last night, however, that Aaron Heilman, who was unavailable yesterday after throwing 60 pitches last Tuesday, was the likely candidate. … This has now become the Mets’ way: two good outings and you’re the guy.
CC YA: Rejoice Met fans. As of this afternoon, CC Sabathia is still scheduled to start tomorrow against the lowly Pirates. The burly lefty is 8-0 with a 1.59 ERA in 10 starts since joining the Brew Crew.
That’s all for now. Lineup to follow…