Johan Santana will now pitch the first game in the day-night double header today. The game starts at 12:10 p.m. Jonathon Niese will take the mound at 7:10 p.m.
The Mets and their fans are hoping the day off yesterday won’t wreck the momentum of their current four-game winning streak. With the Phillies losing yesterday, the Mets could up make some ground both in the division and in the Wild Card race. The odds aren’t good that the Mets will sweep the series now that it’s ending in a double header. Even a split would allow the Mets to win their second straight series in a row.
Stay tuned for an inning-by-inning account of the afternoon tilt.