Originally posted on 213 Miles From Shea  |  Last updated 5/26/12

The Mets and Padres play game three today. In last night’s game the Mets had excellent pitching and timely hitting, thus putting Thursday’s game behind them. Today they will try to keep this going behind Johan Santana as he takes on Clayton Richard.

Johan Santana is 1-2 on the season with a 3.24 ERA over 9 starts and 50.0 innings of work. He has made 4 starts in the month of May where he has pitched 26.0 innings with a 4.15 ERA. In 2010 Santana went 0-1 in two starts against the Padres where he pitched 13.2 innings with a 2.63 ERA. The Padres have the following numbers against Johan:

Headley 4-11, 2B, HR
Maybin 2-10, 3B
Hundley 1-7
Denorfia 1-5

The Padres will be sending out Clayton Richard, who is 2-5 on the season with a 4.63 ERA over 9 games and 58.1 innings of work. The month of May has been better for Clayton as over 4 starts he has logged26.2 innings with a 4.05 ERA. Richard hasn’t faced the Mets since 2010 when he made two starts against the Amazin’s with a 1.38 ERA over 13.0 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against Clayton:

Torres 4-17
Wright 3-8, 2B
Davis 0-6
Johnson 2-3

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