Mets Bat Out of Order Against Reds; Everybody Gets Confused

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So, one could argue the lineup card mishap wasn't a complete and utter brain fart on the part of manager Mickey Callaway.

Yankees 9, Red Sox 6 • Brett Gardner hit a go-ahead, two-run triple off Craig Kimbrel in the eighth inning, Aaron Judge followed with a homer and host NY beat Boston for its 17th victory in 18 games. Bruce is 0-for-1.

The Mets dropped two of three games in Cincinnati while scoring only ten runs in the series and only three runs in the final two games.

With this trade, Harvey heads from a team that could be contending for the NL East crown or at least a wild-card spot to one that has a shot at finishing with the worst record in the Majors.

That's when Reds manager manager Jim Riggleman pointed out to the umpire that the Mets' official batting order had Cabrera batting second and Flores third.

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After umps talked, Jay Bruce, the Mets' No. 4 hitter, was called out to end the inning.

Plate umpire Gabe Morales called an out, nullifying the double and ending the threat.

Following their correct order the next time through, the Mets got a run in the third when Brandon Nimmo tripled off Sal Romano and scored on Cabrera's groundout.

The Mets batted out of order Wednesday, a weird occurrence better suited for a beer softball league than the major leagues. X-rays were negative. LF Yoenis Cespedes was out of the starting lineup for a day to rest his sore right thigh.

Harvey probably wants another chance to be a starting pitcher again, and at this point, the possibility that he becomes one again can not be ruled out.

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