Mets Series Preview: Mets head to Arizona to finish roadtrip

By Ryan Punzalan
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May 31, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) pitches during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday, June 6

Bartolo Colon (8-3, 4.72 ERA) vs. Archie Bradley (2-3, 5.80 ERA)

The team leader in wins, Bartolo Colon, will look to add yet another victory to his resume. Colon had an eventful date with the Marlins on Sunday, going seven innings, allowing only three earned runs. He also knocked a double (which could’ve been a triple) to drive in a run.

Surprisingly, Colon has only faced the Diamondbacks once in his career, as a member of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, going 0-0 with a 6.35 ERA in 5 2/3 innings of work. He allowed two home runs in that start.

Since getting drilled off a line-drive in his start on April 28, Diamondbacks rookie Archie Bradley has been quite ineffective in his starts. Prior to the freak accident, Bradley went at least six innings in each of his first three starts. After that injury, he’s went two innings, five innings, 3 and 2/3 innings, and five innings. His numbers in those four starts: 0-3 with a 10.91 ERA on 19 earned runs and 27 hits.

Like Anderson, the Mets have yet to face Bradley, so they’ll have the honor of facing two relatively new pitches on back-to-back nights.

Next: Sunday afternoon's matchup in Arizona