Worst Lineup Evar: Diamondbacks 6, Mets 2

Would anyone blame me if I just posted tonight's lineup and called it a day?

C Sullivan, CF
L Castillo, 2B
F Tatis, 3B
D Murphy, 1B
J Francoeur, RF
J Reed, LF
A Cora, SS
B Schneider, C

The aggregate 2009 WAR for these eight gentlemen is 0.9, which includes only Francoeur's time with the Mets. Without Castillo the cumulative WAR is -.4. That's epically bad. I challenge you to field a less useful starting eight from the active roster of any other big league team. That's it. No recap. Go find me eight players on another team who combine for less than one win above replacement.

Jeff Francoeur's Push For .300: .295

Bryce Harper Sweepstakes: The Nationals lost, so the Mets can't gain any ground on them. However, seven teams ahead of the Mets -- including the Diamondbacks -- all won tonight, so the Mets gain ground on the whole lot. They're 12 games behind the Nationals but trail the Royals by just 7.5 in the Stephen Strasburg Redux Sweepstakes.

Swag Contest

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SB Nation Coverage

* Traditional Recap
* Boxscore
* Amazin' Avenue Gamethread
* AZ Snakepit Gamethread

Win Probability Added

Big winners: Jeff Francoeur, +9.2% WPA, Cory Sullivan, +5.1% WPA
Big losers: Livan Hernandez, -30.4% WPA, Daniel Murphy, -9.5% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Francoeur solo homerun in second, +10.2% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Romero two-run single in third, -14.6% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: -28.2% WPA
Total batter WPA: -21.8% WPA
GWRBI!: Alex Romero

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by KeithsMoustache; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

Num Name # of Posts
1 KeithsMoustache 91
2 blueandorange4life 54
3 MetsGod 42
4 clip 33
5 Prince 32
6 Jadden Hopkins 23
7 LeiterMilnerFasterStronger 22
8 aparkermarshall 22
9 DbacksSkins 21
10 metsguy234 18

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