Originally posted on 213 Miles From Shea  |  Last updated 5/24/12

The Padres come to town tonight as the Mets try to make it three games in a row. Yesterday the Mets took the series against the Pirates as the pitching staff the Bucs. For the Mets tonight, the main story line is the new starter, Jeremey Hefner as he takes on Eric Stults of San Diego.

As you all know, finding a consistent starter since Pelfrey went down has been difficult. Schwinden struggled, Batista started to do well but got injured in his last start. Hefner tries to fill in the role now to hold the Amazin’s over until Young is ready to debut. Hefner is 0-1 on the season pitching 8 innings with a 2.25 ERA. In both games he pitched, he impressed. In the minors this year he was 3-2 over 7 starts with a 2.72 ERA. Since Hefner recently made his debut, he has no major league stats against the Padres.

Stults is making his third start of the season, he has pitched 13.1 innings this year with a 2.70 ERA. He was recently claimed off waivers from the White Sox and in his first start for the Padres pitched 6.2 innings while allowing 2 ER. In his career he is 1-1 against the Mets pitching 16.0 innings with a 3.38 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against Eric:

Wright 2-4
Cedeno 0-2
And that’s it, so it’s another mostly unknown game for both teams.

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