The Mets are fresh off of a road series victory and hope to continue their winning ways back in Queens tonight as they take on NL East division rivals, the Florida Marlins. The Marlins and the Mets are essentially tied for third and forth place in the division, and both teams, if for nothing else than pride, would like to finish higher than the other. Also, both teams, still have slim mathematical hopes for making it to the playoffs this year. Tonight the Mets get to face the ace of the staff in Josh Johnson and the Marlins will have to deal with Robert Allen Dickey.
Dickey continues to be a nice surprise on the season as he brings his 8-5 record and 2.41 ERA in Citi tonight. Dickey had an impressive start his last time out as he pitched 8.1 innings while allowing only 2 ER. In his last two starts he has allowed 2 ER over 17.1 innings, or has an ERA of 1.04. The Marlins however are a team he hasn’t been exactly stellar against as he has allowed 8 ER over 11.1 innings. The Marlins have these numbers against Robert Allen:
Sanchez 2-5, 2B
The Mets bats, who have appeared in two of the last three games, look to fight back against Josh Johnson who is 11-5 this season with a 2.27 ERA and is a Cy Young canidate. He is 1-2 over 25.1 innings and four games this month while sporting a 5.33 ERA. Josh has an 0-1 record against the Mets this season with a 3.75 ERA over two games. The Mets have these numbers against Johnson:
Wright 4-23, HR
Reyes 4-19, 3B
Lets Go Mets!