Monday, July 18, 2011

Pre-Game: Game 95 - Florida Marlins VS New York Mets

The Mets and Marlins will make up their May 17th game that was postponed due to rain tonight at Citi Field. The Marlins come into tonight's contest as one of the hottest teams in baseball, as they are 8-2 over their last 10 games, and just 1 1/2 games behind the Mets in the NL East standings.

On the mound for the Mets tonight will be left-hander Chris Capuano (8-8, 4.12). This will be Capuano's first start since allowing two runs, four hits and four walks in six innings of a 3-1 loss at San Francisco on July 9. Despite losing that game, Capuano is still 5-2 with a 2.57 ERA in his last seven outings. In his career against Florida, Capuano is 4-2 with a 3.16 ERA.

On the mound for the Marlins tonight will be right-hander Clay Hensley (0-2, 3.60). Hensley, who is expected to be activated from the DL prior to tonight's game, will make his first start in nearly 3 years. Hensley appeared in 20 games out of the bullpen before a sprained right shoulder landed him on the DL on June 3.

Game time is scheduled for 7:10 PM. Here are the starting lineups:

For the (46-49) Florida Marlins:

1. Emilio Bonifacio 3B
2. Omar Infante 2B
3. Logan Morrison LF
4. Hanley Ramirez SS
5. Gaby Sanchez 1B
6. Mike Stanton 1B
7. Mike Cameron CF
8. John Buck C
9. Clay Hensley P

For the (47-47) New York Mets:

1. Angel Pagan CF
2. Willie Harris 2B
3. Daniel Murphy 3B
4. Scott Hairston RF
5. Lucas Duda 1B
6. Jason Bay LF
7. Josh Thole C
8. Ruben Tejada SS
9. Chris Capuano P