Game 50 Preview

If there ever was a game within the past week that on paper it looks like the Mets would completely dominate, it would have to be tonight. Tonight the Mets have Santana going up against a highly touted young pitcher in Andrew Miller.
The difference between Miller and most highly touted young pitchers, is that the Mets have success against Miller, and against most young, highly touted pitchers, they do not. Miller has played the Mets once in each of the last two seasons. In 2007, he picked up a win in a game where he could have pitched a lot better than he actually did. He lasted 5.1 innings, allowed 4 runs, walked 3 and struck out 5. He picked up a loss this season against the Mets in 4.1 innings, 5 runs, 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. That means in 9.2 innings against the Mets in his career, he has allowed 9 runs. This season he has a 4-3 record over 10 games and 50.2 innings pitched posting an ERA of 5.33. Here are some Mets stats against him:
    Castillo 2-9, 2B
    Reyes 1-5
    Wright 3-5, 2B, HR
    Beltran 3-5, 2 2B
    Delgado 1-5
The stats show Wright and Beltran will be important players in tonight's game. Let's just hope the Mets offense can keep pace and surpass the Marlins offense tonight.
Santana is on the hill for the Mets tonight and he has had success against this Marlin club in the past. He started off the season against this club and he allowed 3 hits and 2 runs over 7 innings while walking 2 and striking out 8. He also pitched against the Marlins last year as well and he pitched 6 innigns, allowed 1 earned run, allowed 5 hits, a walk and struck out 8. Here are some Marlin stats against Santana:
    Cantu 3-15, 7 K
    Gonzalez 1-9
    Uggla 1-6, HR, 3 K
    Jacobs 0-5
The amazing thing about Uggla's homer is that he is the only one on the Marlin roster that has a home run against Santana. If he can keep the ball in the park tonight and stop the offense, maybe he can lead the Mets on their way to get their heads above water.
Lets Go Mets!

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