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Official Starters and Line-Up Cards for Today’s Game

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GAME 2: 4/9/11 (7:10 PM)
Chris Capuano (2011: 0-0, 13.50 ERA, 6.00 WHIP): Chris Capuano’s career started with the Brewers in 2004, and posted two back-to-back successful seasons in 2005 and 2006, winning a combined 29 games with a 4.01 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 7.2 K/9 IP, and 2.8 BB/9 IP. However, the lefty was forced to opt for his second career Tommy John surgery before the 2008 season, knocking him out until mid-2010. While Cap did not pitch the entire length of the 2010 season, he did post a 4.14 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 6.7 K/9 IP, and 2.27 BB/9 IP in 9 starts. The Mets skipped his turn in the rotation the first week, but he did see some action out of the bullpen. “Cappy” showed some promise towards the end of 2010, so hopefully he’ll be able to build on it in 2011. (Careers vs. Nationals: .253/.312/.384 line with a 1-2 record, 3.58 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 3.43 K/BB ratio)

Tom Gorzelanny (2010: 7-9, 4.09 ERA, 1.49 WHIP): Gorzelanny first showed major league success when he won 14 games with a 3.88 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 135 K’s in 201.6 IP for the Pirates. However, the big left-hander followed up a solid campaign, with a horrendous one in 2008 (6.66 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, 5.7 K/9 IP, and 6.0 BB/9 IP), which led to his departure in 2009. Needing a filler for the injured Ted Lilly, the Cubs gave Gorzelanny a chance to start, and he responded with an impressive 2.45 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 7.0 K/9 IP, and 2.86 BB/9 IP in April/March. Due to the Carlos Zambrano situation, Gorzelanny kept his rotation spot, but lost his sparkling control as the season marched on. Overall, his 2010 was pretty mediocre–a 4.09 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 7.9 K/9 IP, and 4.5 BB/9 IP–but the still Nationals took a chance on the lefty, and he’ll serve as their fifth starter. (Career vs. Mets: .227/.355/.330 line with a 2-3 record, 5.11 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 0.88 K/BB ratio)