James Loney
1B NYM
4 days ago

Loney singled three times in five at-bats and scored three runs Thursday in St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

Considering that it looked like Loney's career in the majors was just about over this spring, his contributions to the Mets' lineup since they picked him up from San Diego have to rate as a smashing success on a personal level, but there's not much fantasy value in Loney's high-contact, low-power, no-speed approach.

James Loney
1B NYM
1 week ago

Loney is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants, Maria Guardado of the Star-Ledger reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilmer Flores will take over at first base against lefty Matt Moore, as is standard whenever the Mets face a southpaw. Loney stills owns a respectable line against right-handed pitching for the season but he has been in a miserable funk of late, posting a .458 OPS (with one extra-base hit) in 59 plate appearances this month.

James Loney
1B NYM
2 weeks ago

Loney is in the lineup and batting fifth Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Maria I. Guardado of NJ Advance Media reports.

EDGE Analysis

Loney sitting out the last two games, Loney will return to his normal spot at first base. Loney is just 2-for-19 over the last seven days, but will look to get back on track when the Mets face Brandon Shipley and the Diamondbacks.

James Loney
1B NYM
2 weeks ago

Loney is not in Monday's lineup against the Diamondbacks, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

Much like Sunday, Loney's absence Monday likely relates to the left-handed Robbie Ray set to take the mound for the Diamondbacks. The start at first will instead go to Wilmer Flores, who will bat fifth for the Mets.

James Loney
1B NYM
2 weeks ago

Loney is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

With the left-handed Clayton Richard taking the mound for San Diego, Loney will get the day off. Robbie Ray (another southpaw) is scheduled to start Monday when the Mets begin their series against the Diamondbacks, so it's quite possible that Loney could be out of the lineup two days in a row. During his absence, Wilmer Flores will move over to first and bat fifth.

James Loney
1B NYM
2 weeks ago

Loney is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

After starting three straight games at first base, Loney will give way to Wilmer Flores, as lefty Clayton Richard will be taking the mound for the opposing Padres. Nothing out of the ordinary here, as Loney's career batting average is 45 points less against southpaws (.251) than right-handers (.296).

James Loney
1B NYM
3 weeks ago

Loney is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets are going with a righty-heavy lineup against southpaw Robbie Ray on Wednesday, so Loney will start the game on the bench. After a several call-ups in recent weeks, the Mets now have enough depth on the left side of the infield to start giving Wilmer Flores starts at first base on a more consistent basis and he will indeed get the start there and hit fifth Wednesday.

James Loney
1B NYM
1 month ago

Loney hit a pinch, two-run homer Friday at the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Loney came on in the ninth inning, and his fifth blast of the year gave the Mets a pair of insurance runs in a 5-3 victory. He's now hit safely in each of his last six contests, and he slashing .287/.341/.452 in 158 at-bats on the season.

James Loney
1B NYM
1 month ago

Loney is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old first baseman will get his first day off since the All-Star break while Wilmer Flores starts at first base in his place. Loney is having a solid season for the Mets in Lucas Duda's absence, hitting .284/.342/.439 with four home runs and 16 RBI.

James Loney
1B NYM
1 month ago

Loney went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

He continues to provide the Mets with a solid stick at first base, and Loney is now slashing .284/.342/.439 on the season. Lucas Duda (back) is only just beginning to resume baseball activities and hasn't yet been sent on a rehab assignment, so the starting job should remain Loney's for the foreseeable future.