The Mets will see two southpaw starters in the opening series against the San Diego Padres.
After facing right-hander Edinson Volquez on Opening Day, the Pads announced lefties Clayton Richard and Eric Stults will start the next two games of the series.
Right-hander Jason Marquis originally had been expected to start the series finale.
The Mets were 21-38 against left-handed starting pitchers and 53-50 against right-handed starting pitchers last season.
Ike Davis was the biggest culprit of the Mets demise hitting a .174 clip vs lefties...Kirk Nieuwenhuis was no better hitting a .180...
The Mets lefties in the lineup like Duda, and Davis both have to prove they can stay in there vs LHP for Mets success in 2013. By the way, Lucas Duda only batted .241 vs LHP last year!