Game Preview: Cardinals at Mets [Game 71] June 25, 2009

st_louis_cardinals_logoSt. Louis Cardinals (40-33 Road: 19-17) at New York Mets (36-34 Home: 21-14)   1:10 pm

Chris Carpenter (5-1 1.53) vs. Johan Santana (8-5 3.22)

TV: SNY  Radio:  WFAN

What to watch: This is another one of those premier pitching match-up’s that you get a few times during the regular season. Carpenter never seems to lose a beat when he misses extended time due to injuries and this season is another example of that. Santana hasn’t been his best over the last month and a half. I’d like to see him start to return to his early season form. The Mets need that badly with the Triple-A lineup that they’re running out there now. Gary Sheffield is likely available for emergencies today after having a cortisone shot in his knee yesterday.

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Game Preview: Cardinals at Mets [Game 70] June 24, 2009

st_louis_cardinals_logoSt. Louis Cardinals (40-32 Road: 19-16) at New York Mets (35-34 Home: 20-14)   7:10 pm

Brad Thompson (2-2 3.89) vs. Fernando Nieve (2-0 1.84)

TV: SNY  Radio:  WFAN

What to watch: I’ll be at the game again tonight so you can follow my posts at Twitter. Thompson was working out of the bullpen earlier this season but he’s made four starts recently and hasn’t done too badly. The Cardinals have won three of the games that he started. He’s going up against David Wright and the Mets Triple-A all stars tonight so he has a good chance of continuing his success in the rotation. Nieve is hoping to continue his Cinderella performance with the Mets. If he has another good start, it could move Tim Redding to the bullpen when John Maine comes back from the disabled list.

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Cardinals 3 – Mets 0 June 23, 2009

The Mets were victimized by a 2-hit shutout thrown by Joel Piniero. His sinker was working against the Mets anemic offense. Although Livan Hernandez pitched very well again, it wasn’t enough to match Piniero. Hernandez went 7 innings giving up 3 runs, 2 earned, after another Daniel Murphy error at first base. Elmer Dessens worked the final two innings without giving up a hit which is a good sign with the Mets overworked bullpen needing some help.

6.23.09

Game Preview: Cardinals at Mets [Game 68] June 22, 2009

st_louis_cardinals_logoSt. Louis Cardinals (39-31 Road: 18-15) at New York Mets (34-33 Home: 19-13)   7:10 pm

Todd Wellemeyer (6-6 5.36) vs. Tim Redding (0-2 6.27)

TV: SNY  Radio:  WFAN

What to watch: First of all, I’ll be at the game tonight so my recap won’t be at my usual time. But for you Twerps, you can follow my on Twitter from the game. The Mets have lost 8 of their last 11 games and look pretty ragged right now. The Mets are also 1-5 in the games that Redding has started. The Cards are on fire winning five of their last six games! What’s worse is that Albert Pujols is on a tear right now. Look at his line: .329 26 HR 68 RBI. Suffice it to say I’m worried about this four game series.

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