Friday, 4:10 p.m. -- RHP Jordan Zimmermann (0-1, 3.00) vs. RHP R.A. Dickey (1-0, 0.00).
TV: MASN Radio: WFED (1500 AM), WHFS (1580 AM)
Saturday, 7:10 p.m. –- LHP Tom Gorzelanny (7-9, 4.09 in 2010) vs. LHP Chris Capuano (0-0, 13.50).
TV: MASN Radio: WHFS (1580 AM)
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. –- RHP Jason Marquis (0-0, 2.84) vs. RHP Chris Young (1-0, 1.69).
TV: MASN Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500 AM)
The Mets are off to a wild start to the season, having won three straight by a combined score of 22-7 but losing their last two to the Phillies 21-7. When they take the field this afternoon for their home opener, they'll be without left fielder Jason Bay (on the DL with a strained left side muscle). Old friend Willie Harris has picked up the slack, with a .353 average, a homer and four RBI already this season. Ike Davis (.348, homer, six RBI) and David Wright (.346, homer, five RBI) are also off to hot starts. The pitching staff, though, was battered around by the Phillies the last two days, leaving the Mets a bit shaken heading back home. "We'll regroup," new manager Terry Collins told reporters after yesterday's game. "We'll take a ride home and we'll finally have some people cheering for us, instead of booing us." That may not be entirely true. As of yesterday afternoon, there were still a handful of tickets available for today's home opener at Citi Field, and it's believed the Mets' season-ticket base is down to nearly 10,000.
WASHINGTON BATTERS VS. NEW YORK PITCHERS
Nats' best vs. Dickey -- Matt Stairs (5-for-11, 3B, HR, 4 RBI, BB, 2 K), Jayson Werth (3-for-11, 2B, HR, RBI, 2 BB, 4 K), Ivan Rodriguez (4-for-12, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, 3 K).
Nats' worst vs. Dickey -- Ryan Zimmerman (1-for-8), Ian Desmond (1-for-7, BB), Danny Espinosa (0-for-3).
Nats' best vs. Capuano -- Ryan Zimmerman (4-for-7, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, K), Jerry Hairston (4-for-14, HR, RBI, 2 K), Adam LaRoche (2-for-7, 3 K).
Nats' worst vs. Capuano -- Rick Ankiel (0-for-3, 2 K), Jayson Werth (1-for-5, 3 K).
Nats' best vs. Young -- Ryan Zimmerman (3-for-11, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K), Matt Stairs (1-for-3, 2B, RBI, K).
Nats' worst vs. Young -- Ivan Rodriguez (0-for-6, 4 K), Jayson Werth (0-for-4, BB, 2 K), Rick Ankiel (0-for-3, 2 K).
NEW YORK BATTERS VS. WASHINGTON PITCHERS
Mets' best vs. Zimmermann -- Ike Davis (1-for-2, HR, RBI, 2 BB), Daniel Muprhy (2-for-6, HR, 3 RBI, K), Angel Pagan (3-for-9, 2 K).
Mets' worst vs. Zimmermann -- David Wright (1-for-7, RBI, 5 K), Jose Reyes (1-for-5, BB), Lucas Duda (0-for-3, BB, 2 K).
Mets' best vs. Gorzelanny -- David Wright (3-for-10, 3 2B, RBI, 2 BB, 2 K), Ike Davis (2-for-3, K).
Mets' worst vs. Gorzelanny -- Willie Harris (0-for-3, K), Scott Hairston (1-for-6, 2 BB, K), Jose Reyes (2-for-10, 2 RBI, 3 BB).
Mets' best vs. Marquis -- David Wright (12-for-30, 2 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, K), Jose Reyes (9-for-28, 2B, RBI, BB, K), Daniel Murphy (3-for-9, 3 2B, RBI, BB).
Mets' worst vs. Marquis -- Scott Hairston (1-for-7, 3 K), Willie Harris (1-for-7, BB, K), Carlos Beltran (4-for-21, HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K).