The Mets try to win two-of-three against Cincinnati, but without the bats of Jeff Francoeur and Tuesday's star, Rod Barajas. Neither will start against righthander Johnny Cueto.

Luis Castillo was in the original lineup for today's 12:35 p.m. series finale but has been scratched. Why? We'll find out soon.

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UPDATE, 11 a.m.: Castillo was not scratched from the lineup. Manager Jerry Manuel said it was a "misprint" on the original lineup and Cora was always going to play.

Pagan cf
Cora 2B
Reyes SS
Bay LF
Wright 3B
Davis 1B
Matthews Jr. RF
Blanco C
Niese P