St. Louis Cardinals (58-50 Road: 27-27) at New York Mets (50-55 Home: 29-24) 7:10pm
Joel Pineiro (9-9 2.84) vs. Johan Santana (12-8 2.96)
What to watch: The Mets and Cardinals start a two-game series tonight at Citi Field. At least Santana is pitching tonight. That’s really the only reason to watch this Mets team right now. Pineiro threw a two-hit complete game shutout against the Mets in New York on June 23. And he went 8 innings giving up 2 runs for a win in St. Louis against them on April 22. He hasn’t given up more than 3 runs in a game since May. Santana pitched a good game in his last start against Colorado going 7 shutout innings and only giving up 4 hits.
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3 thoughts on “Game Preview: Cardinals at Mets [Game 106] August 4, 2009”
I’m afraid that the mediocre play by the Met’s has finally caught up with Johan. He looks like he has a dead arm out there tonight. Lot’s of grooved pitchers, a lack of velocity and little to no movement.
Santana looked pretty good with the bat though. K-Rod is the one that killed them tonight. And Luis Castillo might be gone for a while. He could be their MVP this year. Who would’ve ever thought that?
And K-Rod comes in and blows it. The ‘pen can’t even cut Johan a break when he is off his game.