Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

An article by posted on April 5, 2011

Tonights Lineup

  1. Jose Reyes – SS
  2. Angel Pagan – CF
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Carlos Beltran – RF
  5. Scott Hairston – LF
  6. Ike Davis – 1B
  7. Brad Emaus – 2B
  8. Mike Nickeas – C
  9. Chris Young – RHP

The Mets continue their opening road series of 2011 with a trip to Philly. The Mets won their road series in Florida, something they didn’t do in 2010 until June (against Baltimore). Philly also started their season off on a strong note with a three game sweep of the Houston Astros, including an impressive rally on Opening Day. The Mets will be sounding out Chris Young for his 2011 debut while the Phillies will counter with Cole Hamels.

Chris Young pitched only 20 innings in an injury shortened 2010, but he posted an impressive 0.90 ERA during that time. In 2009 he was 4-6 with a 5.12 ERA over 76 innings (another injury shortened season). He pitched two games against Philly in 2010 where he allowed 10 earned runs over 9.2 innings of work. Considering those numbers, his career numbers are quite good as he has a 4.50 ERA against Philly over 28.0 innings of work. The Phillies have these numbers against Young:

Ibanez 7-26, 2B, 3B
Howard 2-8, 2B, HR
Rollins 1-9
Victorino 3-9, 2B
Valdez 2-5, 2B

On the other side of the field, the Mets will get to contend with Cole Hamels who is coming off a good season where he pitched 208.0 innings, had a 3.06 ERA and a 12-11 record (ok, that’s better than a good season). Oddly, Hamels wasn’t able to beat the Mets last season, but still posted good numbers. He went 0-4 over 25.1 innings with a 3.20 ERA (Including a complete game). The Mets have these numbers on Cole:

Wright 11-35, 3 2B, 3B, 2 HR
Reyes 8-32, 2B
Beltran 10-31, 2 2B, 3 HR
Pagan 8-28, 2B, HR
Hairston 6-16, 2 2B, 3 HR
 Harris 0-6

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My name is Elliot and I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008. I am excited to be back sharing my thoughts with you. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ and writing about the Mets at 213 Miles From Shea. LGM!

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