Chaos reigned at Great American Ballpark on Wednesday afternoon. The New York Mets batted out of order in the first inning of their game against the Cincinnati Reds, which meant that for over an inning, no one really knew how many outs there were or who was supposed to be batting. A double was erased, and Jay Bruce got charged with an out before even taking an at-bat. It might be the most Mets thing to ever happen, and that’s saying a lot.
How did this train wreck start?
It all began with the lineup. Or lineups, since there was more than one. Here’s the Mets’ lineup, which they gave to the media.
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