Starting Lineup and Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies (No Brooms Edition)

An article by posted on May 1, 2011

The Mets try to avoid the sweep tonight in Philly as they take on Cliff Lee for the Series concluder.

1. Jose Reyes, ss
2. Justin Turner, 2b
3. David Wright, 3b
4. Carlos Beltran, rf
5. Jason Bay, lf
6. Ike Davis, 1b
7. Ronny Paulino, c
8. Scott Hairston, cf
9. Chris Young, rhp

Yesterday the Mets were locked in a pitching duel where they lost to Roy Halladay by the score of 2-1. For the Mets right now, they are on a three game slide after winning 6 games straight, so hopefully they can take a step in the right direction tonight (and go 3-3 on the road trip).

The Mets will be sending out Chris Young tonight who is 1-0 this season with a 2.65 ERA over 17 innings and three games. His last start was his first after coming off of his injury and he struggled, giving up 3 homers in 4.2 innings of work. One of his best starts this season was against the Phillies when he pitched 7 innings allowing only one earned run while he struck out 5 batters and walked only two. The Phillies have the following numbers against Chris:

Ibanez 9-29, 2B, 3B
Howard 2-11, 2B, HR
Rollins 2-11
Victorino 3-12, 2B
Francisco 0-3

The offense this night will get their first 2011 look at Cliff Lee. Lee this season has a 4.18 ERA over 5 starts and a 2-2 record over 32.1 innings of work. The last time he faced the Mets was in 2009 when he went 7 scoreless innings against the Mets while striking out 5 batters. The Mets have the following numbers on Cliff, which are limited because of all the injuries back in 2009:

Bay 3-7
Beltran 0-4
Hairston 0-6
Murphy 1-3, 2B

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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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