It is a match-up not in the best interest of the Mets. Josh Johnson against Mike Pelfrey pits Florida’s ace against the Mets’ No. 1, but the numbers clearly favor the Marlins.
Johnson (3-1, 1.63 ERA) is 8-1 with a 2.73 ERA lifetime over 13 starts against the Mets. Pelfrey, meanwhile, won the first start of his career against the Marlins, but has lost his last seven decisions.
After a slow start, Pelfrey is coming off back-to-back victories over San Francisco and Colorado.
The Mets aren’t helped any with Ike Davis on the disabled list and David Wright out with a stress fracture in his lower back.
Wright’s injury tempers the momentum of winning three straight series.