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Jun 11, 2010 - 3:56 AM By ANTHONY GIORNALISTA STATS Senior Writer

New York (31-27) at Baltimore (16-43), 7:05 p.m. EDT

Another pitching gem at Citi Field helped the New York Mets finish their homestand with a win. On the road, they haven't been nearly as effective against opposing hitters.

The Mets, one of the majors' worst road teams, look to end their pitching woes away from Citi Field as they open a three-game series with the lowly Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

Jonathon Niese threw a one-hitter as New York (32-28) beat San Diego 3-0 on Thursday night to earn a split of a doubleheader. The Mets surrendered no more than one run for the sixth time in nine games at Citi Field, where they have a 2.73 ERA.

They lead the majors with 24 home wins, but they're 8-18 away from Citi Field. Baltimore (17-43), which is 6-25 away from Camden Yards, is the only team with fewer road wins.

On the road, the Mets have a 5.18 ERA. They had a 6.62 ERA in going 2-4 on their last trip, including an 18-6 loss to the light-hitting Padres on May 31.

R.A. Dickey (3-0, 3.20 ERA) opens this trip for New York and has a 4.15 ERA in two road starts. He has won his last three outings and has gone at least six innings in all four of his starts since being called up from Triple-A Buffalo.

The knuckleballer gave up three runs in 6 1-3 innings of a 4-3 victory over Florida on Friday night.

"Sometimes I think with knuckleballers you just get in a groove," right fielder Jeff Francoeur said. "He's making some good hitters look bad up there. ... He's been a big pickup for us."

Dickey is 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA in two starts versus the Orioles but hasn't faced them since 2005.

Baltimore will give the ball to Jeremy Guthrie (3-6, 3.71), who has lost two straight starts after winning three decisions in a row. He gave up two runs in 7 1-3 innings of an 8-2 loss to Boston on Saturday night.

It was the right-hander's third straight strong start at home, going 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA.

Guthrie lost his only start against the Mets, surrendering five runs - three earned - in 6 1-3 innings as the Orioles lost 6-4 on June 16.

He'll be facing a New York team that is batting .233 on the road. Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is hitting .178 away from Citi Field, and third baseman David Wright is 2 for 14 (.143) in three games at Camden Yards.

Baltimore got just enough production at the plate to beat the Yankees 4-3 on Thursday night in the finale of a three-game set, ending a 10-game losing streak against its AL East rival.

The Orioles lost 12 of their previous 13 overall, averaging 2.2 runs. They're 2-4 under interim manager Juan Samuel.

Baltimore center Fielder Adam Jones is coming off a strong series, driving in five runs, but he's is 1 for 12 against the Mets.






  • 5
    roots
    MattDOOM777 Added 5 roots

    Mets 5, Orioles 1  FinalJun 12 7:25 AM


  • Orioles 1, Mets 5 - FINAL
    NY METS ab r h rbi bb so lob avg
    J Reyes ss 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 .257
    A Pagan cf 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 .285
    D Wright 3b 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 .284
    I Davis 1b 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .260
    J Bay lf 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .277
    C Carter dh 3 1 1 3 0 1 0 .276
    R Barajas

    Jun 11 9:43 PM


  • ML
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DAVID WRIGHT SCORED ANGEL PAGAN
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D WRIGHT ON SECOND, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 5
    BALTIMORE 1 TOP,8TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: I DAVIS (.262, 1-FOR-3)

    Mets 5, Orioles 1  Top 8, 0 OutsJun 11 9:09 PM


  • ML
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY R.A. DICKEY ALLOWED MATT WIETERS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C PATTERSON ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 4
    BALTIMORE 1 BOTTOM,7TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: M TEJADA (.268, 2-FOR-3)

    Mets 4, Orioles 1  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 11 9:03 PM


  • ML
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY CHRIS CARTER (1) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH
    1 OUT IN THE 4TH OFF JEREMY GUTHRIE SCORED JASON BAY AND
    IKE DAVIS.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 4, BALTIMORE 0
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: R BARAJAS (.260, 0-FOR-1)

    Mets 4, Orioles 0  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 11 7:53 PM


  • ML
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY METS 1 1 2 0
    BALTIMORE 0 0 1 (BOT 1)


    CURRENT PITCHERS: NYM - R.A. DICKEY
    BAL - JEREMY GUTHRIE

    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: C PATTERSON (.233, 3 HR, 6 RBI)
    M TEJADA (.263, 4 HR, 22 RBI)
    N MARKAKIS (.292, 3 HR, 20 RBI)

    Mets 1, Orioles 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 11 7:15 PM