The Mets can take a big step in turning things into the right direction Wednesday in San Diego. The Mets have yet to win back to back road games this season but a win Wednesday would do just that. It would also give the Mets a road series win and give them a .500 road trip.
These would all be big for this club to gain some confidence on the road, with a decent road record and the home field advantage that Citi Field is becoming, the Mets can solidify themselves as a threat for the NL East.
In what I would call a huge game for June, the Mets have the right man on the mound. Ace Johan Santana is slated to face the Padres and the Mets will need to ride his coattails in order to win 2 of 3 in SD. Clayton Richard will oppose him and has been solid this season. Look for it to be close and low scoring.
Hopefully, Santana can build off his great start in Milwaukee and tempt Jerry to allow him to pitch deep into the game. Santana was lifted and the Mets promptly lost after his dismissal. I think Jerry needs to play this game as a statement game and needs to put all the regulars and ride Santana as long as he can.