This season appears to be one of some serious streaks for the New York Mets. For the most part, once they win, they reel off a number of W's -- but once they lose, they seem to have trouble breaking the momentum. Tuesday night they'll look to snap a two-game slide, with a game on the road against the Colorado Rockies, who won last night's game dominated by pitching on a Chris Iannetta homerun. Colorado has won five consecutive games against New York.
Taking the mound this evening for the Mets will be Mike Pelfrey, who is 2-3 on the year and coming off one of his strongest starts of the season, albeit against a very weak San Francisco Giants lineup. While he has a 6.06 ERA and 1.71 WHIP, there has only been one start in his past five that he didn't go at least five innings. The key to tonight's start is using his sinker to induce groundballs as Coors Field can be very homer-happy.
Jason Hammel takes the hill for the Rockies. He's 3-1 with a 2.63 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season, but is 0-2 with a 6.91 ERA in his three career outings against the Mets. The Amazin's will get their chances as Hammel is not the most overpowering guy, but will have to break their cold streak over the past two games with runners in scoring position; they're just 1-for-16.
Rockies lead the series 1-0
WP: Matt Belisle (3 - 2)
SV: Huston Street
LP: Chris Capuano (2 - 4)
|1 - 2 loss|
New York Mets
Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 8:40 PM EDT
Mike Pelfrey vs Jason Hammel
Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.
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