Mike Francesa Unloads On Mets Batting Smith In Cleanup Spot

Mike Francesa
July 11, 2018 - 5:13 pm
New York Mets first baseman Dominic Smith (22) reacts to striking out during the eighth inning of the game at Citi Field on Jul 8, 2018.

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By WFAN.com

It's been a season of lows for the Mets. The team's official Twitter account posted Wednesday night's lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies with an eyebrow-raising batter in the cleanup spot.

That's right. Dominic Smith and his one RBI in 25 games batting in the four spot. Smith is batting .197 with one home run and one RBI through 66 at bats.

WFAN host Mike Francesa unloaded on Mickey Callaway's lineup during Wednesday's show.

"What did he do -- use darts for this lineup or pick it out of a hat? How is he batting cleanup? That's just insulting," Francesa yelled. "I can ask why he's in the lineup. I understand that part. But why is he batting cleanup? Seriously. Now, c'mon. This has got to stop. How is he batting cleanup? You're telling me that you think he is your premier RBI guy? He's got one RBI. One!"

Listen to Francesa's entire rant below.