James Loney
1B NYM
2 months ago

Loney will start at first base in Thursday's Wild Card round matchup with the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Loney started just three of the Mets' last nine games at first base, but manager Terry Collins was forced to choose one of three sub-optimal options -- Loney, Lucas Duda, or Eric Campbell -- to start against Giants ace and southpaw Madison Bumgarner, and he opted to go with the best defender of the bunch. Loney will hit eighth in the Mets' batting order Wednesday night.

James Loney
1B NYM
2 months ago

Loney, and not Lucas Duda, looks to be the starting first baseman for the Mets' Wild Card contest Wednesday against the Giants, Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Loney hit with the first group during batting practice and took more repetitions at first base Tuesday, signs that he is likely to get the nod. Neither player has had much success against Madison Bumgarner, but manager Terry Collins appears to be leaning towards having Loney start the game.

James Loney
1B NYM
2 months ago

Loney went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead two-run homer in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran first baseman snapped a 2-2 tie in the sixth with a 408-foot blast to right that plated Curtis Granderson, giving the Mets a lead they would hold. Loney has homers in back-to-back contests, providing four RBI over that span. He's been a solid presence for the Mets in the wake of Lucas Duda's extended absence, slashing .266/.308/.398 with 16 doubles, a triple, nine homers and 34 RBI over 342 at-bats.

James Loney
1B NYM
2 months ago

Loney went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's victory over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Loney had homered just once in his previous 150 at-bats before belting his eighth of the year in the second inning Wednesday. It's been a disappointing year for the 11-year veteran who's played in fewer games than he had in any of his previous eight campaigns. Loney's slash line of .263/.306/.388 this season is well off the 32-year-old's career marks of .284/.336/.409. In fairness, he's been decent in September, and when a righty is on the hill, Loney isn't a bad option.

James Loney
1B NYM
3 months ago

Loney is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN.com.

EDGE Analysis

Loney owns a woeful .413 OPS against left-handed pitchers this season, so it comes as little surprise that he is being held out against Reds starter Brandon Finnegan. Wilmer Flores will get the nod at first base for the Mets on Tuesday night.

James Loney
1B NYM
3 months ago

Loney is out of Friday's lineup against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Wilmer Flores will start at first base and hit fifth while Loney gets the night off. Loney's production at the plate has been nonexistent in recent outings as he's gone just 1-for-18 (.056) over the last seven games.

James Loney
1B NYM
3 months 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
3 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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.