September 18, 2011
1:35 PM ET
Turner Field, Atlanta
RADIO: WFAN 660
NEW YORK METS
Starting Pitcher: Dillon Gee (12-6, 4.37 ERA)
Gee pitched five very good innings before falling apart in the sixth in his last start. Fun fact about Gee, he has allowed more earned runs in the sixth inning this season than in any other inning. Here's hoping today's different. Against the Braves, he is 2-2 with a 2.86 ERA.
Starting Pitcher: Brandon Beachy (7-2, 3.43 ERA)
Beachy is making his first career start against the Mets this afternoon. He hasn't lost a game since July 19. In his last start, he went 5.1 innings, giving up four runs on nine hits, while striking out ten.
Tejada-SS, Pridie-CF, Wright-3B, Duda-RF, Bay-LF, Evans-1B, Thole-C, Turner-2B, Gee-RHP
According to Mike Silva of NY Baseball Digest, the Mets and Tim Byrdak are close to signing a 1-year extension for next season.
Johan Santana will throw a simulated game this afternoon in Florida. His next stop should be pitching in the instructional league during the offseason.