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

June 14th, 2014 at 3:26 PM
By Steve Popoloski

The New York Mets (30-37) look to make it two in a row against the San Diego Padres (28-39) as they continue their weekend series at Citi Field Saturday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 PM.

Local Media Coverage

TV – WPIX
Radio – WOR

Mets Starting Lineup

  1. SS Ruben Tejada
  2. 2B Daniel Murphy
  3. 3B David Wright
  4. RF Bobby Abreu
  5. 1B Lucas Duda
  6. LF Chris Young
  7. C Taylor Teagarden
  8. CF Matt den Dekker
  9. SP Zack Wheeler

Zack Wheeler (2-6, 4.19) starts for the Mets, hoping to rebound from a terrible start in San Francisco. Wheeler lasted just 3 2/3 innings against his former organization, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks.

Recently recalled from AA San Antonio, Jesse Hahn (0-1, 9.82) will make just his second career MLB start for San Diego on Saturday. He got roughed up in his debut on June 3, lasting just 3 2/3 innings while allowing four runs on six hits in a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

Pre-Game Notes

  • Bobby Abreu will start in right field and bat cleanup Saturday, after leading the Mets to a 6-2 win on Friday. Abreu went 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, raising his average to .319 on the season.
  • Jenrry Mejia (lower back stiffness) will likely avoid a trip to the DL, but won't be available to pitch this weekend, accoring to manager Terry Collins.
Tags: Baseball, Bobby Abreu, Citi Field, David Wright, Jenrry Mejia, Jesse Hahn, MLB, New York, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Zack Wheeler

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