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Can Blanton Tame The Mets?

Can Blanton Tame The Mets?

It's looking more and more like a Phillies versus Mets showdown in the second half of the season. The Mets made acquiring Johan Santana a priority in the off-season and now, the Phillies have Joe Blanton to run out there against New York (which they will in his first start as a Phillie). So, should the boys from New York be dreading seeing Blanton in a Phillies uniform?

If there is a hidden plus in acquiring Joe Blanton, it's that the New York Mets just can't figure him out. Blanton has faced the Metropolitans twice in his career and has not allowed an earned run over 15 innings of work. June 14, 2005 at Network Associates Coliseum Tom Glavine (4-5) got the start for the New York Mets who were facing a scuffling Joe Blanton (1-6). The Mets lineup featured a...

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