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  1. Sunday's Mets-Padres lineups

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Here are the lineups for the Mets' 1:10 p.m. rubber game Sunday against the Padres at Citi Field. Curtis Granderson returns after three days out of the starting lineup with a left calf injury. He becomes the eighth leadoff hitter for t...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  2. Abreu not leading man consideration

    Adam Rubin

    CHICAGO -- Bobby Abreu has a team-leading .397 on-base percentage, albeit in only 63 plate appearances. Still, Terry Collins emphatically said Tuesday that Abreu is not a consideration for interim leadoff hitter. Bobby Abreu #53 RF New York...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  3. den Dekker leadoff Monday ... Kirk beyond?

    Adam Rubin

    PHILADELPHIA -- Terry Collins isn't quite sure who is leadoff hitter will be during Juan Lagares' time on the disabled list for a rib-cage strain. But Matt den Dekker is getting the shot Monday night. And Collins indicated he may let the center fi...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  4. Monday's Mets-Phillies lineup

    Adam Rubin

    PHILADELPHIA -- Here are the lineups for Monday's 7:05 p.m. finale of a five-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Matt den Dekker, in his first start this season, emerges as the leadoff hitter minus Juan Lagares. ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  5. TC: 'Sparkplug' E.Y. Jr. merits more play

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Terry Collins has always advocated Eric Young Jr. being in the lineup, including repeatedly touting during spring training his qualifications to be the leadoff hitter. Since Juan Lagares has returned from the DL on May 1, however, Youn...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  6. Injury updates: EY Jr., Colon, Niese, Parnell

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Eric Young Jr. plans to do a full day's worth of baseball activities, including facing Bobby Parnell in batting practice, as the outfielder returns from a side-muscle issue. EY Jr., Terry Collins' preferred leadoff hitter, ...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  7. TC wants EY Jr. to bunt more

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets need Eric Young Jr. to raise his on-base percentage to be a viable leadoff hitter. And Terry Collins thinks that can be achieved if Young bunts more. Collins explained that since EY Jr. is not a home-run threat, it...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  8. EY Jr. wants to be leading man

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Eric Young Jr. is not shy about his ambition. He wants to be the leadoff hitter. "That's what I was as a little kid. That's what I've been my whole life is a leadoff hitter," Young said Tuesday, the day he arrived at Mets c...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  9. How can EY Jr. improve?

    Adam Rubin

    Eric Young Jr. #22 LF New York Mets 2013 STATS GM79 HR1 RBI16 R36 OBP.319 AVG.260 PITTSBURGH -- Terry Collins said there's "no question" Eric Young Jr. has been a godsend as a leadoff hitter for the Mets. Still, Collins said, there ar...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  10. Young will start 'quite often' for Mets

    Adam Rubin

    ATLANTA -- Eric Young Jr. tonight becomes the 10th leadoff hitter for the Mets this season. And Terry Collins suggests he will appear in the No. 1 slot in the batting order and in center field "quite often" -- giving the Mets their first bona fide le...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  11. TC unsure how long Murph is leading man

    Adam Rubin

    CHICAGO -- Terry Collins, who installed Daniel Murphy as the leadoff hitter for Sunday's series finale against the Chicago Cubs, is unsure if the assignment will continue. Daniel Murphy #28 2B New York Mets 2013 STATS GM40 HR3 RBI18 ...

    Blog | May 19, 2013
  12. Kirk gets first shot at being leading man

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Kirk Nieuwenhuis will get the first crack at being the Mets' leadoff hitter, Terry Collins said. Nieuwenhuis will be atop the order when the Mets open Grapefruit League play Saturday against the Washington Nationals at 12:1...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  13. 20 questions: Is Bourn really an option?

    Adam Rubin

    The New York Mets desperately need outfield help. They also need a leadoff hitter. So Michael Bourn, still a free agent and linked to the ballclub, is a no-brainer to sign, correct? Not quite. There are two complications in bringing Bourn to...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  14. TC sees No. 2 as Tejada's ideal slot

    Adam Rubin

    Ruben Tejada finds himself batting second on Friday night for only the second time since July 1. But if Terry Collins had a bona fide leadoff hitter, No. 2 in the lineup is exactly where Tejada best fits, Terry Collins suggested. Ruben Tejad...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  15. TC explains Kirk-Torres rationale

    Adam Rubin

    US Presswire/Getty Images Andres Torres is back in center field Monday, but Kirk Nieuwenhuis is the leadoff hitter. What went into the decision to leave Kirk Nieuwenhuis atop the order with Andres Torres back from the disabled list? "Forty-five ...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  16. Rapid Reaction: Padres 3, Mets 2

    Adam Rubin

    Recap | Box score | Photos WHAT IT MEANS: Life without Jose Reyes does not only mean lacking a leadoff hitter. There's a drop-off at shortstop, too. Ruben Tejada #11 2B New York Mets 2011 STATS GM56 HR0 RBI20 R14 OBP.344 AVG.253...

    Blog | August 11, 2011