Jackson is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Jackson is hitting just .143/.176/.245 with 17 strikeouts through 14 games this month, so he'll head to the bench Tuesday to hit the reset button. In his absence, the Mets will deploy Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo and Jay Bruce in their outfield from left to right.
Jackson is not in the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Marlins. Jackson was on the bench Saturday and Sunday but returned to the lineup for the next two games. Dominic Smith starts at first base Wednesday, pushing Jay Bruce to right field and Brandon Nimmo over to Jackson's spot in center field.
Jackson is not in the lineup Saturday against the Phillies. Jackson sits for the second straight game after starting 24 of 25 contests. The rebuilding Mets have little reason to give at-bats to a veteran hitting just .266/.322/.343, so they'll instead give Dominic Smith a start in left field, pushing Brandon Nimmo to center.
Jackson is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Phillies. Jackson sits after starting 24 of the last 25 games. He hit just .233/.275/.282 over that stretch. Brandon Nimmo will slide over to center field, with Jay Bruce starting in right.
Jackson will start in center field and bat seventh Sunday against the Giants, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. There was some thought that Jackson's role might decline when Jay Bruce was reinstated from the disabled list Aug. 24, but it's instead been Wilmer Flores who has been most adversely affected. With Bruce settling into regular duty at first base and Jose Bautista having recently been traded to the Phillies, it looks like Jackson could have a clear path to outfield reps the rest of the season. Jackson will draw his seventh consecutive start in the series finale.
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