Johan Santana has been pretty consistent in picking up the Mets after a loss, and that’s what they need tonight. Randy Wolf for the Padres, and he’s been pretty good vs. Mets (9-5, 3.44 ERA lifetime). He’s beaten them in his last three starts.
Carlos Delgado is a .130 lifetime hitter vs. Wolf, so that explains why he’s sitting. David Wright is a .133 lifetime hitter vs. Wolf, so if they were going to give him a night, tonight would have been a good pick. Carlos Beltran (.318) and Luis Castillo (.425) have hit him well.