Eduardo Escobar should get a spot in the starting lineup for the Mets over Daniel Vogelbach
The Mets lineup card has been under much scrutiny over the past month, with the "Baby Mets" being frequently replaced by older, more experienced players. Seemingly every game day, the Mets Twitter account gets bombarded by fans after posting their lineups, with fans frequently questioning Buck Showalter's decisions.
Front and center of Mets fans dismay has been Daniel Vogelbach, who has struggled mightily the season. Hitting just .216, Vogelbach hasn't provided the power that the Mets have needed out of the DH spot. He has just two home runs and 33 strikeouts, much to the ire of Mets fans who want to see some of the younger players get some run.
With three righties set to take the mound for the Braves, it would be safe to assume that Showalter starts the left handed Vogelbach at least once during this series. However, the better option would be another veteran hitter who has been swinging a hotter bat.
After a horrible start to the season, Eduardo Escobar is finally starting to turn things around. He hit .394 in May, providing a crucial bat off the bench for a lineup that has struggled mightily at times. Escobar hit two home runs during the month as well, matching Vogelbach's total on the entire season.
While most Mets fans would like to see Mark Vientos replace Vogelbach at DH long term, the team should look towards Escobar here in what fans would consider a must-win series. As long as Vogelbach doesn't find his way onto the lineup card, most fans would consider that a win as well.