jranieli Posted July 21, 2006 Share Posted July 21, 2006 Metsblog.com The Game… The Mets (57–38) take on the Astros (46–50) for the start of a three-game set at Shea Stadium tonight… The Pitchers… RHP Orlando Hernandez (5–8, 5.52 ERA) starts for the Mets … Left-handed hitters are batting .318 against Hernandez … He has allowed five runs or more in four of his eight starts for the Mets, during which the team is 4–4 … In a start against Houston while pitching for the D’Backs earlier this season, Hernandez allowed six earned runs over six innings on six hits and four walks … RHP Taylor Buchholz (607, 5.31 ERA) starts for the Astros … Buchholz, 25, is 3–1 with a 3.56 ERA in his last five starts … Since June 17, opponents are hitting .143 against Buchholz … No player on the Mets has ever faced Buchholz… The Notes… The Mets lead the National League with 57 wins… The Mets are 10–5 in the first game of a home series… The Mets lead the National League with 510 runs scored, while the Braves are second with 508… The Mets are second in the majors with 78 first inning runs… game currently in a rain delay. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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