2 for Tuesday - 06-09-09

Jun 9, 2009 5:05 PM

2 FOR TUESDAY Richard Saber...last wk: 3-0, 2009: 30-32 (48.4%)

PHILLIES AT METS (4:10 PT: Happ vs Santana)

Philly may be suffering from a little jet lag coming back from a long trip to the West Coast. Having to face Johan Santana right off the bat is a tough chore. J.A. Happ is 4-0, but still it’s Johan! METS.

M’S at ORIOLES (4:05 PT: Vargas vs Bergesen)

The best thing I can say about the Orioles are that they are home after a rough stay in Oakland. Brad Bergesen (pictured) is 2-2 for a starting rotation that is a work in progress. Jason Vargas (1.93 ERA) may finally stumble here. ORIOLES… Bonus: RED SOX.

2 FOR TUESDAY Mark Mayer... last week: 2-1, 2009: 37-28 (56.9%)

REDS AT NATIONALS (4:05 PT: Cueto vs Zimmerman)

Johnny Cueto (pictured)(5-3, 2.43) is one of the reasons Cincinnati is in the thick of the NL Central race. Cueto has pitched at least 7 innings in 7 of his last 8 starts. Jordan Zimmerman’s 5.71 ERA is par for the lowly Nats. REDS.

ROYALS AT INDIANS (4:05 PT: Bannister vs Lee)

Cliff Lee has a 2.96 ERA with a 3-6 record, which shows Cleveland isn’t giving him a lot of runs. However, in Lee’s last start Cleveland scored 10. Brian Bannister has been up and down, while KC is plain down. INDIANS... Bonus: WHITE SOX.