The pitching matchups for the day/nighter will feature Pedro Martinez vs. Jamie Moyer in the first game and Johan Santana vs. Cole Hamels in the nightcap.
The Mets have been shut out only five times this year, including Friday’s inopportune blanking, when Mike Pelfrey lost for just the second time in his last 10 home starts. He’s 6-2 with two no-decisions and a 2.21 ERA in those games.
Friday also marked the Mets debut of Ricardo Rincon, who could help as a situational lefty. He did fine with his two batters, getting Chase Utley to fly out and fanning Ryan Howard. At least there are a few more options in the pen now. Brian Stokes looked like he had a live arm from the moment he came up. His ERA is down to 2.38 after 12 outings, 11 out of the pen.