Gameday Open Thread: May 31, 2010 @ San Diego

The Mets (26-25) take on the Padres (30-20) tonight in San Deigo. Hisanori Takahashi (4-1, 4.23) looks to continue his recent success against Kevin Correia (4-4, 4.03).

Takahashi has been excellent in his only starts of the season – allowing five hits in six scoreless innings against both the Yankees and Phillies. He should find his job a bit easier tonight against a relatively weak Padres lineup in spacious Petco Park.

Correia has been solid for San Diego so far this season, especially in Petco. While pitching at home, he has allowed more than 3 earned runs only once. That rough start came after a 12-day layoff, following the untimely death of his brother. Last season, Correia was 4-6 at home with a 3.68 ERA, while holding opposing batters to a .236 BA.

Here is the lineup, as per the Mets PR team:

Jose Reyes- SS
Alex Cora – 2B
Jason Bay – LF
Ike Davis – 1B
David Wright – 3B
Angel Pagan – CF
Rod Barajas – C
Jeff Francoeur – RF
Hisanori Takahashi – LHP

First pitch at 10:05pm Eastern.


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  1. MikeTomaselli June 1, 2010 at 2:08 am
    Don't know how I feel about the caps for today. It just doesn't look like it fits, especially with the Mets road greys.
  2. @planethardball May 31, 2010 at 10:50 pm
    Hairston CRUSHED that pitch… And Gary Cohen sounded like he thought Bay had a shot to catch it. Funny.
  3. @planethardball May 31, 2010 at 10:51 pm
    Jeff Francoeur plays Eckstein to bloop.
  4. gary516 May 31, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    what the heck was warthn doing on that phone? i can't hear gary keith and ron explain it cuz im in a bar. but it looks like he couldnt gt thru to the bpen??
  5. metstoday June 1, 2010 at 3:35 am
    I think he was ordering a pizza
  6. metstoday June 1, 2010 at 3:42 am
    Mets lineup looks pretty deep compared to one with Chris Denorfia batting 6th
  7. planethardball June 1, 2010 at 3:44 am
    This is a surprisingly high scoring game. Are they using aluminum bats tonight?
  8. gary516 June 1, 2010 at 3:51 am
    haha thought so
  9. gary516 June 1, 2010 at 3:52 am
    mejia? i thought he was going to the minors to be a starter?
  10. metstoday June 1, 2010 at 4:20 am
    This game gets uglier by the minute
  11. metstoday June 1, 2010 at 4:21 am
    Never thought I'd be hoping to see Oliver Perez get into the game … but, I am.
  12. Mic June 1, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    he should have been in earlier, saved valdes, meija and ig.

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