|time:||7:05 p.m. PT|
|sp:||David Wells (4-5, 4.31) vs Jorge Sosa (7-3, 3.92)|
As a team, the Mets do most of their damage during the game’s second act. They’re batting .294/.352/.477 in innings 4-6 this year. Unfortunately for the Padres, David Wells tends to implode in the sixth (.326/.356/.651), which happens to be the best scoring inning for the Mets.
Meanwhile, Jorge Sosa is pitching way better than anyone had a right to expect. That said, he still has occasional lapses in command and his own kryptonite inning (opponents are batting .371/.389/.629 against him in the fifth).
The strategy is always the same when Wells starts: give him runs and get him out of there before anything bad happens. Easier said than done. Go Padres!