Mets Vs. Cardinals, Game 1: Johan Santana Takes Mound As Mets Kick Off Off Four-Game Series

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 26: Johan Santana of the New York Mets pitches against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on May 26, 2012. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Johan Santana, who threw his first shutout since undergoing 2010 shoulder surgery in his last start, looks to get the New York Mets off to a fast start in their four-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Johan Santana takes the hill for the New York Mets as they open a four-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field on Friday night. (Game Time: 7:10 p.m. ET, TV Schedule: SNY)

Santana (2-2, 2.75 ERA) was stellar in his previous start last Saturday, allowing just four hits during his first shutout since undergoing elbow surgery in 2010.

The Mets' left-handed ace will be opposed by Adam Wainwright, who started slowly as he returned this season from elbow surgery of his own but has won his last two starts while surrendering just one run over his last 15 innings.

When the series with St. Louis concludes, the Mets will hit the road for a nine-game road trip that includes three-game sets with the Washington Nationals, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays


Current Series

4 game series vs Cardinals @ Citi Field

St. Louis Cardinals
@ New York Mets

Friday, Jun 1, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Citi Field

Adam Wainwright vs Johan Santana

Cloudy. Winds blowing in from right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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