Preview: D-Backs at Mets April 24, 2011

Arizona Diamondbacks (8-11) at New York Mets (8-13) 1:10pm

Armando Galarraga (3-0 6.00) vs. Jon Niese (0-3 5.87)


What to watch: The Mets have a chance at a sweep today against the D-Backs. They were terrible last season and they look just as bad this season. The D-Backs have won all three games that Galarraga started despite the fact that his pitching has been pretty average, at best. Over his last two starts against Cincinnati and St. Louis, he allowed 8 earned runs over 11 innings of work.

Niese’s last start against the Astros, a loss, was a good recovery from two really bad starts. He went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs.

It’ll be interesting to see if Carlos Beltran starts in right field today. He’s been playing for a long time without a break. With Angel Pagan on the disabled list, the Mets need Beltran to play as much as possible.

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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.