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Despite injury, LF Floyd in Mets starting lineup

Updated: October 12, 2006, 2:47 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Cliff Floyd was listed in the starting lineup for the New York Mets in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series Wednesday night against St. Louis despite a strained left Achilles tendon.

"They asked me if I could hit, and I feel pretty good hitting right now," Floyd said.

The Mets kept Floyd on their active roster Wednesday morning but did make one change from the first round, dropping left-handed reliever Royce Ring and adding infielder Anderson Hernandez. That left ...

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