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Snow shouldn't delay Mets-Twins game

David Wright of the Mets reacts as snow

David Wright of the Mets reacts as snow falls during batting practice against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. (April 12, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Snow flurries blanketed Target Field on Friday night as the Mets took batting practice. But even with the stands nearly empty, it appears that the Twins intend to begin this game as scheduled at 8:10 p.m.

The Mets will have three days of the designated hitter and Lucas Duda will get those duties first. However, manager Terry Collins said he will spread around his use of the DH. Collins said Justin Turner might DH against lefty Scott Diamond on Saturday to get his bat into the lineup.

The DH spot might also be used to give John Buck a breather at catcher.

The starting lineups as the Mets' Jon Niese (1-0, 2.13) faces the Twins' Vance Worley (0-1, 5.73):



Jordany Valdespin CF

Daniel Murphy 2B

David Wright 3B

Ike Davis 1B

John Buck C

Lucas Duda DH

Marlon Byrd RF

Mike Baxter LF

Ruben Tejada SS


Aaron Hicks CF

Jon Mauer C

Josh Willingham LF

Justin Morneau 1B

Ryan Doumit DH

Trevor Plouffe 3B

Wilkin Ramirez RF

Brian Dozier 2B

Pedro Florimon SS

Tags: Mets , Twins

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