Third Time’s A Harm

Aging pinch-hitter Marlon Anderson 9 in 2008: .067 and a broken batis expected to get his first start of the year Tuesday afternoon as the Mets wrap up a quick visit to Wrigley, and hopefully, jump-start a bat that’s been slumbering for much of the early going.

The start would also be Anderson’s first while wearing No. 9 — he changed into it this offseason after the Mets acquired Brian Schneider, who received 23. Anderson wore 18 in his go-round with the Mets in 2005 but that number now belongs to Moises Alou.

23 in 2007: .319/.355/.551 in 69 ABsAnderson is the 23rd player to wear at least 3 different Met uniform numbers and if 9 turns out to be the worst of the three he won’t be alone:David Cone (16); Ron Darling (15) and Kevin Elster (15) are right there with him among players whose third uniform was their worst. And though .067 is a tiny sample, Anderson at the moment looks a lot like the guy released by the Dodgers a year ago.

On the other hand, for Hubie Brooks (7), Cleon Jones (21) and even the patron saint of multple jersey wearers, Jeff McKnight (7) the third time was a charm.

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