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Manuel plans lineup shakeup in L.A.

After 14-inning loss, Mets' manager says he'll sit Bay, Beltran and Barajas on Thursday

Updated: July 22, 2010, 8:29 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PHOENIX -- With the season slipping away, manager Jerry Manuel gathered his players for a 15-minute team meeting before the New York Mets headed to the field for batting practice Wednesday.

His next tactic: shaking up a lineup that finally became whole this week.

After the Mets suffered their 11th walk-off loss this season with a 4-3 setback in 14 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Manuel predicted he would sit Jason Bay, Carlos Beltran and Rod Barajas in Thursday's ...

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