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Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at San Diego Padres

August 17th, 2013 at 7:18 PM
By Steve Popoloski

The New York Mets (56-64) look to make it three in a row versus the San Diego Padres (54-68) Saturday night at Petco Park. First pitch is scheduled for 8:40 PM (EST). Met bats exploded for three home runs Friday from Marlon Byrd, Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy, en route to a 5-2 win. In a roster move, catcher John Buck has been put on paternity leave, with catching prospect Travis D'Arnaud getting his first MLB callup.

Mets Starting Lineup

1. LF Eric Young Jr.
2. 2B Daniel Murphy
3. RF Marlon Byrd
4. 1B Ike Davis
5. 3B Wilmer Flores
6. C Travis d'Arnaud
7. CF Juan Lagares
8. SS Omar Quintanilla
9. SP Jenrry Mejia

Jenrry Mejia (1-2, 2.22) is coming off a strong start in Los Angeles where he allowed three runs (just two earned) in six innings against the red hot Dodgers, only to take the loss in the Mets 4-2 defeat. Mejia is 0-2 with a 3.11 ERA in his last three starts.

He'll face Edinson Volquez (8-10, 5.80) who was beat up by the Mets back on Opening Day, allowing six runs in just three innings as the Mets cruised to an 11-2 win.

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Tags: Baseball, Edinson Volquez, Jenrry Mejia, MLB, New York, New York Mets, Petco Park, San Diego Padres, Travis D'Arnaud

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