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Chris Young will hit leadoff Thursday, in a lineup that also features Eric Campbell, Andrew Brown and Wilmer Flores, all of whom were playing for Triple-A Las Vegas less than a month ago...


I'm not usually the type to get worked up over lineup construction, but even I'm irritated by this one. I get batting Campbell and Brown in the middle of the order, that's fine. I get using Flores at second, that's totally fine. But, I do not understand giving the lineup's least productive hitter the most at bats during the game. To me, that's the most important thing about a lineup, the first guy hits the most, the second guy hits the second most, and so on. I'm all for 'getting him going,' but the Mets have lost two in a row and I can't see how batting Young the most times in the game help stop that. I hope I'm wrong...

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