New York Mets Series Preview vs. Miami Marlins April 16-19

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How Is Wright Replaced?

Apr 14, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) comes up injured after stealing second base in the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. The Mets defeated the Phillies 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

In the game Wednesday, the first this season without Wright, the Mets inserted Eric Campbell into third base, and inserted him into the sixth spot in the lineup. With that, Travis d’Arnaud was inserted into the two-hole of the Mets lineup. Will this be something we see against the Marlins as well?

Predicting what the Mets lineup will look like against the Marlins is no small task, as Collins threw a curveball at everyone moving Juan Lagares down the lineup and using Curtis Granderson as his leadoff hitter after Lagares did it almost all spring. d’Arnaud had success in the two-hole Wednesday, but it would be weird taking on of their hottest hitters in the early going of the season, and their leading RBI man, and putting him second.

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Could this be when we see the Mets once again use their starting pitcher in the eighth spot? If that happens, it would make sense having d’Arnaud in the two-spot, as it essentially means he is the three hitter after his first at-bat.

It would be peculiar to leave d’Arnaud in the two-hole with the start he is on, as the Mets have had a hard enough time scoring runs as it is, so moving their best run producer thus far seems like a detriment to the offense.

At the end of the day, d’Arnaud has hit wherever he has been inserted into the lineup this season; the rest of his teammates are the ones who have to step things up and pick up the slack with Wright being sidelined.

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