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Tim Lincecum (4-0 1.70) vs Oliver Perez (0-2 4.05)
TV: SNY Radio: WFAN
What to watch: After two dramatic wins, the Mets have a chance to sweep the Giants this afternoon. It won’t be easy though. The pitching appears to be a mismatch in the Giant’s favor. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Lincecum is up against Perez. Lincecum is pitching brilliantly again this year. And Perez is… well, he’s Perez. Although he hasn’t pitched terribly, Jerry Manuel has a very quick hook with him.
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Here’s the audio from WFAN’s Saturday morning show with Evan Roberts. SI’s Jon Heyman calls in to talk about:
- Roy Halladay– Could be traded to the Yankees or Red Sox
- Mark DeRosa– Free agent that may sign with Yankees or Phillies
- Luis Castillo– The object of trade rumors going to the Cubs in a 3 way deal bringing back Kevin Millwood
- NL Cy Young Award– Controversy surrounding how Tim Lincecum won the award when Adam Wainwright and Chris Carpenter actually had better seasons
As far as I’m concerned, Halladay shouldn’t even be on the Mets radar until they resolve some of the problems with their position players. As Heyman says, it’s unlikely that the Mets want two starting pitchers making #1 starter money. It’s not the right allocation of resources unless Halladay falls into their lap.