jranieli Posted August 12, 2006 Share Posted August 12, 2006 Game 1 metsblog The Game… The Mets (69–44) take on the Nationals (50–64) for the start of a weekend series in Washington, DC… The Pitchers… LHP Tom Glavine (12–4, 3.96 ERA) starts for the Mets … Despite recording just one win since mid-June, Glavine is tied for the most wins in the National League … Right-handed batters are hitting .292 against him this season … The Mets are 19–5 when Glavine pitches … Glavine is batting .200 in 40 at-bats this season … He has not faced the Nationals since opening day, when he allowed one run over six innings… LHP Billy Traber (1–1, 9.00 ERA) starts for the Nationals … Traber was drafted by the Mets in 2000, and then traded to Cleveland in December, 2001, in an eight-player deal that brought Roberto Alomar to Shea … He has never pitched against the Mets … Carlos Beltran is 4–for-4 against Traber, while Carlos Delgado and Jose Valentin are hitless in eight at-bats… The Notes… The Mets are 23–14 in the opening game of a series this season… The Mets lead the majors with 100 first-inning runs… The Mets are the only team in the National League having two players with 80 or more RBI… The Mets lead the National League in stolen bases, 113, and slugging percentage, .454… The Mets bullpen has held opponents to a .242 average, best in the National League… The Mets lead the majors with 30 outfield assists… Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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