Tuesday's lineup; Baxter leading man

Mike Baxter

Mike Baxter

#23 RF
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM33
  • HR0

  • RBI8

  • R9

  • OBP.469

  • AVG.390

PITTSBURGH -- Mike Baxter will lead off and man left field as Andres Torres does, in fact, take a seat for Tuesday's game at Pittsburgh. Baxter last led off in 2010 with Triple-A Portland in the Padres system -- he did it three times that season.

David Wright, meanwhile, has the fourth-highest average among qualifiers through his team's first 42 games since 1980 -- .415. He only trails Paul O'Neill (.471, Yankees, 1994), Rod Carew (.441, Angels, 1983) and Barry Bonds (.423, Giants, 1993).

Mike Baxter, lf

Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf

David Wright, 3b

Lucas Duda, rf

Daniel Murphy, 2b

Ike Davis, 1b

Ronny Cedeno, ss

Mike Nickeas, c

R.A. Dickey, rhp