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Previewing Game Two of the Mets/Reds series

After falling to the Cincinnati Reds (78-62) by a final of 6-5 in baseball action on Monday, the New York Mets (76-84) look to starter Chris Capuano to act as a stopper in Game Two today.

Capuano (11-12, 4.55 ERA) looks to continue his fine starts at Citi Field, where the lefty has gone 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in his last three starts-the first of those were a no-hitter against NL East Rival Atlanta Braves. ‘Cap’ has had his rough moments with the Reds, as the starter holds a 7.50 ERA in his last four outings.

Mets shortstop Jose Reyes continues to make the race for the batting title an interesting one, in finishing the Monday game with a 3-for-4 night with two RBI’s and is now tied with Brewers-star Ryan Braun for the NL lead.

Cincinnati will send out starter Bronson Arroyo (9-12, 5.09 ERA) to the mound in Game Two. Bronson is looking to build on his first shutout of the season. The starter had struggled for most of the season for the Reds, thanks to his inability to keep the ball in the park.

Arroyo has had success in New York, as he holds a 5-1 mark with a 1.44 ERA in his last starts against New York. One player looking to change his success against the Reds-starter is David Wright who is 7-for-31 (.226) with one homer and six strikeouts.

Written on September 27, 2011


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