After a couple of tough losses the past two nights, the Mets hope to get back on track Saturday night at Citi Field in the second game of a three-game set with the Angels.
In order to stop a potential three-game losing streak, they will have to deal with one of baseball's best hurlers, righthander Dan Haren, (6-4, 2.54 ERA) a former Athletic and Diamondback.
Haren will face Mike Pelfrey, (3-5, 5.11 ERA) who has been up and down all season, but always pitches better at home in Citi Field.
Terry Collins is giving rookie infielder Ruben Tejada the day off tonight, so Justin Turner will shift over from third base to second base, with Daniel Murphy manning third and Lucas Duda playing first.
Here is Saturday night's Mets lineup.
- SS Jose Reyes (S)
- 2B Justin Turner (R)
- RF Carlos Beltran (S)
- 3B Daniel Murphy (L)
- CF Angel Pagan (S)
- LF Jason Bay (R)
- 1B Lucas Duda (L)
- C Ronny Paulino (R)
- P Mike Pelfrey (R)
Tonight's game can be seen on PIX 11, with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 pm. Let's go Mets!