Friday was a whirlwind day for the New York Mets. The Mets made a big move before the game, trading first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates literally minutes before first pitch. The Mets (8-8) then forgot their bats against the Atlanta Braves (11-5), getting one hit in a 6-0 loss. The Mets will look to bounce back and even their series tonight at 7:10 pm at Citi Field.
The Mets will send right hander Bartolo Colon (1-2, 6.00 ERA) to the mound looking to get back in the win column. Colon didn't have it in his last start, allowing nine runs over five miserable innings against the Los Angeles Angels last Sunday. The Braves will counter with righty Ervin Santana (1-0, 0.64 ERA), who is making his third start in a Braves' uniform. Santana has pitched very well for the Braves, allowing only one run in 14 innings over his first two starts.
New York Mets Lineup:
- LF Eric Young Jr
- 2B Daniel Murphy
- 3B David Wright
- RF Curtis Granderson
- CF Chris Young
- 1B Lucas Duda
- C Travis d'Arnaud
- SS Ruben Tejada
- SP Bartolo Colon
- The Mets will have Daisuke Matsuzaka on standby for the start in case Bartolo Colon's back flares up right before the game.
- Colon beat the Braves in his first outing against them, holding them scoreless over seven innings to pick up the win.
- Santana dominated the Mets ten days ago, throwing eight shutout innings as the Braves beat the Mets.