Benson pitched eight scoreless innings against the Dodgers that day.
Nine of Benson's 18 starts have followed Mets losses. He has won six of them. The Mets will ask for a seventh on Wednesday.
NYM: RHP Kris Benson
7-4, 3.72 ERA in 2005
0-0, 1.29 ERA vs. SD in 2005
SD: RHP Brian Lawrence
6-11, 3.87 ERA in 2005
0-0, 1.42 ERA vs. NYM in 2005
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It's a small sample, but Cliff Floyd has three hits, including a home run, against Lawrence, and left-handed batters are batting .310 against the Padres starter, 60 points higher than right-handed hitters.
"I told him, 'Go play defense without your glove -- you'll probably do a better job." -- Doug Mientkiewicz, after David Wright's barehanded catch in shallow left field in the seventh inning on Tuesday
SD: Channel 4 Padres
NYM: WFAN 660, WADO 1280 (Español)
SD: XPRS 1090, XEMO 860
The last time Pedro Martinez didn't pitch beyond the fifth inning -- aside from a tuneup for the postseason last year -- was May 1 last year against the Rangers. ... Jose Reyes batted .374 in 91 at-bats during his 20-game streak, which equaled the fourth longest in club history. Reyes streak began against the Braves on July 17, and the Mets played the Padres the next three games.
Thursday: at San Diego, 3:35 p.m. ET
Friday: at Los Angeles, 10:40 p.m. ET
Saturday: at Los Angeles, 4:10 p.m. ET
Marty Noble is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.