Mets manager Jerry Manuel said he wants to make some changes in the Mets starting lineup after last night's 9-3 loss to the Cubs. His desire is understandable after watching David Wright, Jason Bay and Jeff Francoeur go 1-for-11.

           But as Anthony Rieber's story details, not everyone is convinced the manager needs to delve into the lineup.

          Fans, possibly cranky from having endured a 23-minute rain delay, booed Wright and Bay after they struck out in separate innings. One thing no one was boing, however, was this spectacular catch by rookie Ike Davis.

         Former Met Alfonso Soriano has a big night for the Cubs, hitting a single triple and  home run. Kimberly A. Martin's story  talks about how Soriano has dealt with some recent criticism.

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