Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

The Mets and Phillies continue their series tonight in the city of Brotherly Love as the Mets look to make it three wins a row behind Matt Harvey. The Phillies outhit the Mets last night but the Mets got larger hits including two homers from Jay Bruce that put the game in the win column. Actually, most off the offense last night went through Jay Bruce who had 2 RBI’s, one from each homer plus an additional run.

Harvey had a good start his last time out going 6.2 innings allowing 3 hits and 2 ER while walking none and striking out 4. The blemish was both runs came off solo shots to Matt Kemp. Last year he made only one start against the Phillies picking up the loss after allowing 3 ER over 6.0 innings and 6 hits including a homer while walking 2 and striking out 3. The Phillies have the following numbers against Harvey:

  • Galvis 3-9
  • Herrera 2-12, HR
  • Kendrick 1-9
  • Hernandez 3-6
  • Blanco 2-3
  • Franco 1-3
  • Rupp 1-3

The Mets will get their first look at Clay Buchholz who was traded from Red Sox to the Phillies in December. In his first Phillies outting he allowed 4 ER and 8 hits over 5.0 innings. As a member of the Red Sox last year he posted a 4.78 ERA and 8-10 record over 21 starts and 37 games totaling 139.1 innings. Clay has never faced the Mets before but several Mets have seen him while playing as members of other teams:

  • Reyes 8-32, 3B
  • Granderson 2-17, HR
  • Cabrera 6-14, 2B, 2 HR
  • Rivera 0-6
  • Cespedes 1-5, 2B
  • Walker 1-2, HR

Let’s Go Mets!

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