Game Preview: Mets at Astros [Game 96] July 25, 2009

astrosNew York Mets (44-51 Road: 19-31)  at Houston Astros (50-46 Home: 28-23) 7:05pm

Jon Niese (0-0 5.91) vs. Russ Ortiz (3-4 4.33)

TV: WPIX

What to watch: Niese is making his third big league start of the season. He got bombed by the Braves on May 13 and he’s been in Buffalo ever since. He’s been pitching well there, so we’ll see if that translates into a good start in Houston. Ortiz has gone back and forth from the bullpen to the rotation. This is his twelfth start of the season. He hasn’t won a game since a relief appearance on June 2. Frankly, he’s lucky to still be in the league after some of the miserable seasons that he’s had over the past few years. We’ll see if Gary Sheffield is healed enough to play tonight. If not, he may land on the disabled list with plenty of company.

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About Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.