Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/27/12
After another successful home stand, the Mets fly out West to Colorado before heading to Houston. At 11-8, the Mets have to build some momentum on this road trip. The Rockies and Astros both present very winnable matchups for the Mets, and when you consider the Mets will see Arizona-Philadelphia-Miami-Milwaukee-Cincinnati-Toronto. Six teams that many predicted would be in a playoff chase in 2012. Before they look ahead, they need to take care of the Rockies first. Friday, 8:40 pm: Chris Schwinden v. Drew Pomeranz In 4 big league starts, Schwinden went 0-2 with a 4.17 ERA, striking out 17 batters and walking 6 in 21 innings of work. This year, Schwinden’s control has been slightly off the mark in AAA. In 4 starts he’s allowed 9 walks, striking out just 13 on his way to a 2-2 record with a 2.05 ERA. Pomeranz is a highly touted young arm for Colorado after he was dealt in the Ubaldo Jiminez deal. At 23, he’s had 6 big league starts and has yet to really show he’s worth the hype this ye...
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