Three of the guys who took extra hitting came through with RBI hits to back one of Orlando Hernandez’s strongest outings.
-Hernandez stole a base in his second straight start, something no Met pitcher had done since Tom Seaver in 1967.
-Before you get too excited about the offense, the Mets stranded 10 and went 4-for-15 with runners in scoring position.
-The Mets stole three more bases and lead the majors with 114.
-The Mets have recorded eight shutouts.
John Maine (10-5, 2.91 ERA) will make his 19th start of the season and first of his career against San Diego. Maine is coming off one of his worst starts of the season, last Friday against Cincinnati, when he gave up seven runs in 4 2/3 innings.