I’ll Be Sittin’ When the Evenin’ Comes

Watching the Met debut of Tim Redding, who tonight will become the 860th Met of all-time.

Redding will be suited up in No. 44 — which belonged to four different guys last year, none of whom I could have told you had I not just looked it up myself, I don’t think. If you’re interested in making a guess in the comments section, go ahead, I won’t say who they are.

Redding’s accompanying lineup is a little goofy — a continuation of the stuff we saw last night where Fernando Tatis played short and Jerry Manuel, once again, made a baffling pinch-hitting call that blew up his face with the game on the line. Yet, Angel Pagan starts tonight in left while Daniel Murphy and Ryan “Doghouse” Church once again sit.

The shortstop is Ramon Martinez, called up because of a thumb injury to Alex Cora who is going onto the DL today too and Jose Reyes is still unavailable (Mackey Shillstone?). You might remember Martinez as the only Met who could buy a hit in the last week of the season last yea. He was wearing No. 22 then but with that jersey since reassigned to JJ Putz, we’ll have to wait and see what he turns up in. (Updated: He’s wearing No. 26)

Seems like only a moment ago I was praising the flexibility of this roster but this is about as stretched out as I’d like to go right now. Carlos Delgado, you may have heard, is on his way to the operating room and I can’t imagine he reappears until August or so.

Redding’s recall, by the way, meant another demotion for Nelson Figueroa — who came and went without an appearance — and a continuing tour for Ken Takahashi.

Right you are, Ken.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Dave Mackey (not verified) on Mon, 05/18/2009 – 9:28pm.
    Redding is in 44 as expected. Ramon Martinez is wearing 26.

    delete edit reply report to Mollom

    Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/19/2009 – 9:40pm.
    He is wearing 6 tonight…I wonder why he changed

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    No. 6

    Submitted by gored82 on Tue, 05/19/2009 – 9:43pm.
    Maybe he aspires to be more like Jeff McKnight, LOL…

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    He is wearing 6 tonight…I

    Submitted by 4wesker (not verified) on Mon, 05/25/2009 – 7:51am.
    He is wearing 6 tonight…I wonder why he changed

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