Chicago Cubs (5-8) at New York Mets (5-8) 7:10 pm
Carlos Zambrano (1-1 9.45) vs. Mike Pelfrey (2-0 1.29)
TV: SNY Radio: WFAN
What to watch: The hoopla surrounding Ike Davis will probably still continue for a few days. Pelfrey has been outstanding so far this season. And Zambrano has been somewhat hittable. Although he did just have one horrendous start to begin the season and his last two haven’t been that bad. The Mets go for two wins in a row over the Cubs.
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John Maine (1-2) had a pretty decent game. He pitched six innings only giving up two runs, five hits, two walks, and had six strikeouts. He deserved to lose the game only because Carlos Zambrano was really on tonight for the Cubs. He went seven innings giving up only one run. That can happen at times during the season.
Duaner Sanchez pitched a flawless seventh inning and looks like he’s getting back to his old form. He doesn’t have the blazing fastball that he had before the shoulder injury a year and a half ago. But it looks like what he’s got is good enough to get hitters out.
Now we get to the eighth inning, when the wheels came off for the Mets. Once again, Aaron Heilman was the goat of the game. That’s appropriate since they’re playing in the home of the curse of the goat. Heilman only got through two outs in the inning giving up two hits and hitting Aramas Ramirez. Four runs scored but Heilman’s ERA was bailed out by Jose Reyes making an error on a grounder. He was able to actually reduce his ERA to 4.97. Continue reading
New York Mets (10-7) at Chicago Cubs (12-6) 7:05pm
John Maine (1-1) vs. Carlos Zambrano (2-0)
TV: ESPN Radio: WFAN
What to watch: Zambrano’s a great pitcher, so this could be a real pitchers duel. Maine looks like he’s getting his spring training form back. The Mets begin their two game series in Chicago with a national TV game and then head to Washington on Wednesday.