Preview: Mets at Padres June 2, 2010

New York Mets (27-26) at San Diego Padres (31-21) 6:35 pm

Johan Santana (4-2 3.03) vs Clayton Richard (4-3 3.00)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets are going for their first win of a road series tonight. They’ll go for it behind Santana who’s had four excellent starts in a row. He’s opposed by Richard who has also pitched really well this year for a second year player. He’s won three of his last four starts.

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Preview: Mets at Padres June 1, 2010

New York Mets (26-26) at San Diego Padres (31-20) 10:05 pm

Mike Pelfrey (7-1 2.54) vs Wade LeBlanc (2-3 3.71)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets will try to recover form last night’s beating with Pelfrey pitching. He’s been astounding this season and won his last three starts. During those starts, he’s pitched 20.2 IP and given up 3 ER. Pelfrey is opposed by LeBlanc who started the season well but has been hit really hard in his last two starts by the Mariners and Cardinals. He lost both starts and over 8.2 IP he gave up 12 ER.

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Padres 18 – Mets 6 May 31, 2010

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves

http://cdn.pis.picapp.com/IamProd/PicAppPIS/JavaScript/PisV4.jsI can’t remember seeing so many pitchers get hit so hard as the Mets did last night. Hisanori Takahashi finally got hit after two great starts. He gave up a grand slam in the second inning to Jerry Hairston, Jr. and it was all downhill from there. The bullpen came in to help him out and gave up 12 MORE runs! It was unbelievable.

The Mets had some decent offense with 8 hits and 5 walks scoring 6 runs. Rod Barajas hit his 11th homer of the season. But this game was a laugher right from the start, the Mets were out of it.

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Preview: Mets at Padres May 31, 2010

New York Mets (26-25) at San Diego Padres (30-20) 10:05 pm

Hisanori Takahashi (4-1 2.13) vs Kevin Correia (4-4 4.03)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets and Padres start a three game series in San Diego tonight. Takahashi has been outstanding in his first two starts. He hasn’t allowed a run in 12 IP to the Yankees and Phillies. Correia has been up and down this season and hasn’t gotten a win in his last four starts despite the Padres playing very well. You’ve probably heard that his younger brother died at 23 years old in a hiking accident recently. It’s amazing that he’s been able to keep it together as well as he has.

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Mets 2010 Schedule – Looking Ahead to June

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With Memorial Day signifying the start of summer, June brings us some interesting match-ups and more interleague play. Here are some of the things I’m looking forward to this month:

The Mets schedule starts the month of June in San Diego. Actually, the Mets are IN San Diego for Memorial Day May 31st. San Diego, being a huge naval base to the Pacific Fleet, is an appropriate choice to spend Memorial Day and a great way for us Mets fans to brush up on our history.

There will be a Midway Memorial Day Tribute at Petco Park as part of a special pregame tribute to the military and the USS Midway as well as a fireworks show after the game. I hope the Padres wear their military themed uniforms. I was always a huge fan of Adrian Gonzalez and always wanted the Mets to get him to play first base. Having Ike Davis, who is also homegrown, means this will never happen. After watching Ike play, I’m glad the Mets never made the attempt. Continue reading “Mets 2010 Schedule – Looking Ahead to June”

Mets Road Trip Preview: May 28- June 2, 2010

Travellers Begin To Return Home After Flight Restrictions Are Lifted

http://cdn.pis.picapp.com/IamProd/PicAppPIS/JavaScript/PisV4.jsThe Mets have proven they can win at home; they have the Majors best home record at 19-9. Now they need to shake their funk on the road, where they have a 6-14 clip, which is the worst in the National League and 3rd worst in the Majors.

Friday, May 28th: Mets (Santana) vs. Brewers (Gallardo) 8:10 PM
Saturday, May 29th: Mets (Nieve) vs. Brewers (Parra) 7:10 PM
Sunday, May 30th: Mets (Dickey) vs. Brewers (Wolf) 2:10 PM
Monday, May 31st: Mets (Takahashi) vs. Padres (Correia) 10:05 PM
Tuesday, June 1st: Mets (Pelfrey) vs. Padres (LeBlanc) 10:05 PM
Wednesday, June 2nd: Mets (Santana) vs. Padres (Richard) 6:35 PM Continue reading “Mets Road Trip Preview: May 28- June 2, 2010”

Mets 5 – Padres 1 Aug. 9, 2009

Johan Santana
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This game was the blueprint that the Mets imagined before this season started. Johan Santana was completely in control of the game throwing 8 innings only giving up 1 run on 5 hits and 2 walks. He handed the ball off to Francisco Rodriguez for the ninth and he closed it out. K-Rod had blown his last two save attempts. Today’s game wasn’t a save situation but he needed to get a solid inning under his belt.

The Mets even flashed some offense today led by none other than Santana. He had 2 hits including an RBI single that led to the 3 run sixth inning. The Mets were greatly helped by Padres second baseman Oscar Salazar‘s error that allowed 2 runs to score.

The Mets win their first game in San Diego in more than two years and leave for Arizona finally tasting victory.

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