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

June 15th, 2014 at 12:36 PM
By Steve Popoloski

The New York Mets (30-38) and San Diego Padres (29-39) conclude their three-game series Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 PM.

'Citi Field' photo (c) 2009, Peter Bond - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Local Media Coverage

TV – WPIX
Radio – WOR

Mets Starting Lineup

  1. CF Curtis Granderson
  2. 2B Daniel Murphy
  3. 3B David Wright
  4. RF Bobby Abreu
  5. LF Andrew Brown
  6. 1B Lucas Duda
  7. SS Wilmer Flores
  8. C Anthony Recker
  9. SP Daisuke Matsuzaka

Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-0, 2.95) will make his fourth start of the season coming off an excellent outing  last Tuesday against Milwaukee. Dice-K tossed six innings allowing just one run on three hits as the Mets improved to 2-1 in his starts this season.

Ian Kennedy (5-7, 3.63) has pitched well as of late, going 3-1 in his last four starts with a 1.72 ERA. In six career starts against the Mets, Kennedy holds an impressive 4-1 record with a 4.25 ERA.

Pre-Game Notes

  • Terry Collins will attempt to turn back the clock Sunday, batting the returning Curtis Granderson (left calf strain) leadoff for the first time this year. Early in his career with the Detroit TIgers, Granderson frequently bat leadoff and has his most at-bats as a pro in the leadoff position. Granderson holds a career .270 batting average with 92 homers, 269 RBI and 409 runs scored when batting first in the order.
Tags: Baseball, Citi Field, Curtis Granderson, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Ian Kennedy, MLB, New York, New York Mets, San Diego Padres

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