Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

The Mets dropped a close one yesterday to close out the homestand against the Giants by the score of 2-1. Tonight they travel down 95 to the sandbox that is Citizen’s Bank Park (which I finally went to this year and it is as small as it looks on television, but the concourse is nice and open). Anyway, Daisuke Matsuzaka will face off against Cole Hamels.

Daisuke Matsuzaka is 1-3 over 5 starts with a 6.12 ERA. In his last two games he has pitched 12.2 innings with 2 ER, so he’s turning it around as of late, hoping to make a strong audition for someone. One of his struggle starts this year was against Philly where he allowed 4 ER over 4.1 innings of work, the Phillies have the following numbers against Matsuzaka:

Ruiz 1-6
Utley 2-8, 2B
Rollins 1-5, 2B
Bernadina 0-3
Orr 1-1

The Mets draw the oh so familiar Cole Hamels who is 8-13 over 31 starts this year with a 3.48 ERA. In three starts in September he has pitched 21.0 innings with a 2.57 ERA with 22 strikeouts. He is 2-2 over 5 starts this year against the Mets with a 4.13 ERA allowing 11 ER over 24.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

Murphy 9-30, 2 2B, HR
Tejada 6-24, 2B
Duda 1-13
Young 7-17, 2B
Lagares 5-10, 3 2B
Turner 5-11, 2B

Lets Go Mets!

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