Drawing 11 walks is a terrific sign. It shows patience. It ran up Carlos Zambrano’s pitch count to get him out of the game. Teams that make the other pitchers work usually win.
-Orlando Hernandez: Has given up two or fewer runs in four of his last five starts and in 13 of 18 overall.
-Ramon Castro: Seven of nine homers hit on the road.
-The Mets lead the NL with 32 wins on the road.
John Maine (12-5, 2.92) will make his 22nd start of the season, and the third start of his career against Chicago tomorrow. He is coming off a rain-shortened, 5-0, victory over Washington in his previous start.