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Cubs Vs. Mets Lineups: New York Loads Up On Lefties Against Jeff Samardzija

The New York Mets have decided to play the percentages against Chicago Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija on Saturday, as their lineup is loaded with left-handed bats. Reuben Tejada, David Wright and pitcher Dillon Gee are the only right-handed bats in the starting nine for the Mets, who hope to capitalize on favorable splits. Samardzija has allowed lefties to produce a .270/.356/.494 line with 24 walks in 2012, while he has limited righties to a paltry .253/.297/.346 triple-slash batting line.

Will the move pay off for New York on Saturday? Here are the lineups for each team, via Baseball Press:

Cubs Lineup Mets Lineup
1. David DeJesus (L) CF 1. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
2. Starlin Castro (R) SS 2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Alfonso Soriano (R) LF 4. Ike Davis (L) 1B
5. Bryan LaHair (L) RF 5. Lucas Duda (L) RF
6. Steve Clevenger (L) C 6. Jordany Valdespin (L) LF
7. Darwin Barney (R) 2B 7. Josh Thole (L) C
8. Luis Valbuena (L) 3B 8. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (L) CF
9. Jeff Samardzija (R) P 9. Dillon Gee (R) P

Game date/time: Saturday, July 7, 3:10 p.m. CT

Location: Citi Field, New York, NY


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