Preview: Mets at D-Backs July 21, 2010

New York Mets (49-44) at Arizona D-Backs (35-58) 9:40pm

Jon Niese (6-4 3.44) vs Dan Haren (7-8 4.60)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets try to avoid a sweep to the lowly D-Backs tonight  behind Niese. He’s pitched really well in his last four starts but lost his last two because of no run support. Haren is a top of the line pitcher but the D-Backs have lost the last six games he started. In his last start against the Padres he got rocked for 6 runs in 5 innings.

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On Deck: June 12- D-Backs At Mets

Arizona Diamond Backs (35-31) at New York Mets (31-33) 1:10pm

Dan Haren (6-4 3.44) vs. Johan Santana  (7-4 3.08)

TV: SNY          Radio: WFAN

What to watch:  This game is a great pitching match-up. The Mets have a shot to take the series with a win today. Hopefully, last night’s 13th inning walk off win will spark some life into this Mets team.

Mets Take Series From D-Backs With 5-2 Win

There wasn’t a lot of hitting today which was no surprise with Johan Santana and Dan Haren matching up. David Wright had the only homer of the game, which was one of only six Mets hits on the day.

Connor Jackson made a huge throwing error in the ninth inning that opened the door for the Mets to score three runs and win the game. Marlon Anderson had a big pinch hit RBI single in the ninth.

Johan Santana gutted through six innings giving up only one run. We still haven’t seen his best stuff yet. But I love the way he always keeps the Mets in the game. He never lets a game completely get away from him. It’s easy to see why he’s one of the best pitchers in the game.

This was a huge win today and will hopefully propel the Mets. Going into Arizona and taking a series from the team with the best record in the league has to be a big confidence builder for the Mets. That was a great game going right down to the ninth inning, maybe the best game of the year so far.

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On Deck: Sunday May 4, 2008 D-Backs

New York Mets (15-13) at Arizona Diamond Backs (21-9) 4:10pm

Johan Santana (3-2) vs. Dan Haren (4-1)

TV: CW11 Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets really want to get this rubber game of the series. It’s always an aces pitching match up when Santana pitches, and this game is no different. Haren is a really good pitcher in his own right. I’d like to see Santana get through at least the seventh inning today to give the bullpen a break.