Found April 22, 2012 on The Daily Stache:
This afternoon (weather permitting) the Mets take on the Giants in game 3 of their 4 game set.  Mike Pelfrey threw a real nice game yesterday, but was a victim of Frank Francisco and shoddy defense.  Pelf’s 8 innings of 1 run ball, did not figure into the decision after Frankie Folding Chair couldn’t find the strike zone and then Ruben Tejada and Cpt. Kirk misplayed a flyball into short center.  Luckily for the Mets, Buster Posey still had thoughts of his broken ankle in the back of his head, and he threw the back half of a double play, into left field.  This allowed the Mets to score the winning run. Today the 4th member of  ZZ top, Dillon Gee  (1-1 2.92 ERA)  will be squaring off against  Big Time Timmy Jam (0-2) and that awesome 10.54 ERA. The game can be seen on WPIX11 and heard on WFAN. New York Mets Starting Lineup via 1.  Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF
2.  Daniel Murphy 2B
3.  David Wright 3B
4.  Lucas Duda RF
5.  Ike Davis 1B
6.  Josh Thole C
7.  Ruben Tejada SS
8.  Mike Baxter LF
9.  Dillon Gee RHP Who’s Hot?…Josh Thole is.   In the past week, Josh is hitting .400 San Francisco Giants Starting Lineup 1.  Angel Pagan CF
2.  Melkey Cabrera LF
3.  Pablo Sandoval 3B
4.  Buster Posey C
5.  Nate Schierholtz RF
6.  Brandon Belt 1B
7.  Emmanuel Burris 2B
8.  Brandon Cwarford SS
9.  Tim Lincecum RHP Who’s Hot?…Buster Posey. Buster is hitting .458 in his last 6 games. But in typical Giants fashion, he only has 1 RBI in those 6 games. Pitching Matchup Dillon Gee (1-1 2.92 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mets.  In Gee’s last start against the Braves he allowed just one earned run on four hits and a walk over seven solid frames.  He really pushed through a shaky 7th inning to keep the Mets ahead. Tim Lincecum (0-2 10.54 ERA) has been a total disaster so far this season.  In his 3 starts so far this season, he has not gone beyond 6 innings in any of them, and has allowed 22 hits in only 13.2 innings pitched.  Look for the 2nd perfect game in 2 days to be pitched today if the rain holds off….

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