On Deck- August 23- Astros at Mets [Game 2]

Houston Astros (64-64 Road: 30-36) at New York Mets (72-57 Home: 40-23) 7:10pm

Brandon Backe (7-12 5.62) vs. John Maine (10-7 3.82)

TV: SNY  Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets go for their fifth consecutive win today with Luis Castillo back from the disabled list and starting at second base. Maine hasn’t lost a game in more than a month, since July 18th. But his velocity has been down lately which bears close watching. Backe got rocked in Houston in his last start for 11 runs over 5.2 innings. Lets’ hope he has another start like that tonight.

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Author: 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.