Angel Pagan CF
Luis Castillo 2B
Gary Sheffield LF
Daniel Murphy 1B
Jeff Francoeur RF
Fernando Tatis 3B
Omir Santos C
Anderson Hernandez SS
Bobby Parnell (3-4, 3.50 ERA) P
Parnell goes for his second win as a starter after he pitched brilliantly in his last outing against San Francisco. He threw a mere 86 pitches but got through six efficient innings. Jerry Manuel said he’s willing to let Parnell throw up to 100 tonight.
The Mets try to follow up on their record-breaking game last night but will face some stiff competition against Atlanta starter Jair Jurrjens, who, despite having nine losses, has a 2.99 ERA.
The Mets will continue to play the role of spoiler. The Braves are now 6 1/2 games behind Philadelphia, thanks to last night’s loss.