WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 19: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
The New York Mets will look to repeat history this weekend when the Los Angeles Dodgers come to Citi Field for a three-game series starting Friday night. The last time these two teams met, they were both coming off a victory after a losing streak, but it was the Mets that capitalized on the momentum, taking three of four from the Dodgers.
One of the winning pitchers in that series the final days of June was Johan Santana. Unfortunately for the Mets, that's the last time the lefty won, getting knocked around in two losses since that start in Los Angeles. This time around he will have to deal with Dodgers OF Matt Kemp, who had missed the better part of two months with a hamstring injury.
All Kemp did last time out was blast a walk-off homerun against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
Luckily for Terry Collins' crew, they have a red-hot David Wright trying to lead the Mets back into the playoff race. In New York's 9-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday afternoon, Wright blasted two long balls and drove in five runs. The third baseman is in the midst of a 7-for-13 stretch, including five extra base hits.
On Friday, Wright will face off against veteran righty Aaron Harang. He had trouble with the Mets lineup back on June 29, giving up five runs on seven hits before being knocked out in the sixth inning.
Mets fans that attend the game Friday night will be treated to a concert from Daughtry immediately following the game.
If you aren't heading out to Citi Field, you can watch all the action on SNY or listen on WFAN 660 with first pitch schedule for 7:10 p.m.