Monday, August 15, 2011

Pre-Game 121: New York Mets(58-62) @ San Diego Padres(54-68)

Losing 5 in a row for any club is a difficult task to watch, but as the Mets try to end their roller coaster season at .500, they'll need to step back on the winning tracks tonight against the last place San Diego Padres at the pitcher friendly Petco Park at 10:10 PM ET.

R.A Dickey(5-11, 3.75 ERA) will look to add a win to his season tonight against the San Diego Padres, a team he's 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA against in his career. Dickey has been very consistent as of late, posting a 4.15 in the second half of the season but was able to limit the San Diego Padres to 3 runs in 6 innings during his last outing. Dickey's foe, Aaron Harang, had an ERA that's .2 points higher and 6 more wins on the season.

Aaron Harang(11-3, 3.95 ERA) was roughed up in his last start against the Mets but picked up the victory as he managed to limit the Mets to 3 runs despite giving up 10 hits in his 5 2/3 innings. Harang has had a rough go at it the second half of the season, posting an ERA of over 5.

New York Mets Starting Lineup:
1. Angel Pagan CF
2. Justin Turner 2B
3. David Wright 3B
4. Lucas Duda 1B
5. Jason Bay LF
6. Jason Pridie RF
7. Josh Thole C
8. Ruben Tejada SS
9. R.A Dickey P

San Diego Padres Starting Lineup:
1. Will Venable RF
2. Jason Bartlett SS
3. Cameron Maybin CF
4. Orlando Hudson 2B
5. Kyle Blanks 1B
6. Orlando Hudson 2B
7. Aaron Cunningham LF
8. Logan Forsythe 3B
9. Aaron Harang P