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GAME 3 PREVIEW: Athletics at Mets, 1:10 PM

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Chris Capuano (5-7, 4.29 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 2.67 K/BB): After a rough start, Capuano has been exactly the kind of pitcher Sandy Alderson had hoped Capuano would be for the Mets. Since the beginning of May, the lefty has posted a respectable 3.48 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 2.50 K/BB, and a .262/.327/.403 line against. Capuano is coming off a solid six inning/two earned-run performance against the Angels, so hopefully he can duplicate that this afternoon. (Career vs. Athletics: no record)

Graham Godfrey (1-0, 4.76 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 2.50 K/BB): Godfrey was the “main piece” in the trade that sent Marco Scutaro to the Blue Jays back in 2007. The righty has posted a 4.24 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and 2.27 K/BB over five Minor League seasons, but has enjoyed his finest season to-date in 2011 (combined 2.32 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 3.40 K/BB between Double-A/Triple-A). While his debut didn’t go so well, Godfrey actually looked very dominant in his second game, hurling seven innings, giving-up just six hits, one earned-run (two total), zero walks, while striking-out three. Due to the volume of injuries in the A’s rotation, Godfrey could stick around for a bit. (Career vs. Mets: no record)