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The Cubs and Mets start their last series before the All-Star break tonight as the Mets look for revenge from the last Cubs/Mets series. Last night the Mets were on the verge of losing the series against the Phillies when the offense started a real, 2012 Mets style ralley and with a some good AB’s they got the runs in. Anyway, Johan Santana looks to keep the energy levels up as he takes on Travis Wood.
Santana is 6-4 on the season over 16 games and 98.0 innings with a 2.76 ERA. Johan is 2-1 in his last three starts (20 IP) with a 0.90 ERA including 6.0 innings against the Cubs where he allowed 2 ER over 5 hits. The Cubs have the following numbers again Johan:
Johnson: 13-20, 2B, 3B, HR
DeJesus: 4-24, 2B
Travis Wood is 3-3 on the season over 9 starts and 56.0 innings of work with a 3.05 ERA. Wood is the midst of a good stretch where he has allowed 1 ER in his last three starts, including a 7.0 inning shut out against the Mets last week. The Mets have the following numbers against Wood:
Cedeno 3-6, 2B
Wright 3-6, 3B
Nickeas 2-3, 2B
Let’s Go Mets!
BEST OF MAXIM
Travis Wood is one of a select few to outpitch Johan Santana this season, getting the best of his fellow left-hander last week.
Accomplishing the feat on the road may prove to be more difficult.
Santana looks to improve on his already stellar numbers at Citi Field when his New York Mets host Wood's Chicago Cubs in the opener of a three-game set Friday night.
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Pretty cool game last night.Johan Santana vs Travis Wood in New York with the Mets in 2nd behind Washington in the East and the Cubs sort of a related development.But whatever, Reed Johnson led off with a homer, got 4 hits and scored 3 times.Jeff Baker hit one out, Alfonso Soriano went 2 for 4 and knocked one in (he's now 26 RBIs from 1000).Geovany Soto got 2 hits to raise his...
Every pitcher has one of those days, and today, Johan had one of those days. Mets just cannot seem to beat the Cubs as they couldn’t finish their late inning rally, losing 8-7.
Johan Santana simply just did not have it today. And unfortunately, he didn’t have enough back up to cushion the blow. He gave up seven earned runs, five runs being from three different homeruns he gave...
Daniel Murphy was one of several Mets to have a big game in Thursday’s come-from-behind win against Jonathan Papelbon and the Phillies. Lost amid the ninth-inning heroics was the excellent defensive play he made in the top of the eighth that saved at least one run. Murphy ranged far to his right to snag a ball hit by Placido Polanco, planted and without even looking at the...
Ruben Tejada – SS
Ronny Cedeno – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Scott Hairston – LF
Lucas Duda – RF
Justin Turner – 1B
Mike Nickeas – C
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Johan Santana – LHP
The Cubs and Mets start their last series before the All-Star break tonight as the Mets look for revenge from the last Cubs/Mets series. Last night the Mets were on the verge of...
I'm glad the Mets came back and made a game of this. Not so much for the "heart" or the "grit" that the Mets showed, but because when it was 7-2 in favor of the Cubs it was a sure thing that the knives were being sharpened to call this the dreaded "let down" game. And it wasn't. The loss to the Cubs was simply a case of Johan Santana not having...
The New York Mets begin a series against the Chicago Cubs tonight at 7:10 PM ET at Citi Field. The game can be seen on SNY and heard on WFAN.
#Mets Fri. lineup vs. Chicago: Tejada-SS, Cedeno-2B, Wright-3B, Hairston-LF, Duda-RF, Turner-1B, Nickeas-C, Nieuwenhuis-CF, Santana-LHP
— New York Mets (@Mets) July 6, 2012
#Cubs lineup @Mets 7/6: Johnson RF, Barney SS,...