Feels Like The First TimeAs the Mets prepare to face 3 consecutive Oriole starting pitchers that they've never faced before (Jeremy Guthrie, Koji Uehara and Jason Berken) we take a closer look at the common perception that the Mets simply can't beat an unknown quantity.   A tip of the TRDMB cap to reader Darknova306 for spurring this closer look.Given the difficulty inherent in determining what was indeed a pitcher's first start against the Mets considering our lack of a relationship with the Elias Sports Bureau, we can only research 2009.   Here's how the Mets have done this year in this context:4/13 vs. Padres Walter Silva: 4.66 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, ND (Mets lost 6-5 to Mujica)4/18 vs. Brewers Yovani Gallardo: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, ND (Mets won 1-0 over Villanueva)4/25 vs. Nationals Daniel Cabrera: 2.33 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, L (Mets beat him 8-2)4/26 vs. Nationals Jordan Zimmermann:   5.33 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, W (Mets lost to him 8-1)5/5 vs. Braves Kenshin Kawakami: 5 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, L (Mets beat him 4-3)5/22 vs. Red Sox Daisuke Matsuzaka: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, L (Mets beat him 5-3)5/26 vs. Nationals Craig Stammen: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, L (Mets beat him 6-1)5/29 vs. Marlins Sean West: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, ND (Mets won 2-1 over Sanches)6/4 vs. Pirates Ross Ohlendorf:   4.33 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, ND (Mets lost 11-6 to Jackson)Overall in 9 games this season versus a first time opponent the Mets are 6-3, and are 4-1 when that opposing starter is involved in the decision. mythbusted