Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

Starting Lineup:

1. Ruben Tejada, SS
2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
3. Justin Turner, 3B
4. Ike Davis, 1B
5. Jason Bay, LF
6. Lucas Duda, RF
7. Scott Hairston, CF
8. Josh Thole, C
9. R.A. Dickey, P

The Mets start their first road series of the season tonight as they go down to Philly. After starting off the season 4-0, the Mets dropped two games in a row to Washington. Tonight’s game features the second start of the season for R.A. Dickey as he takes on Cliff Lee. In Dickey’s first game of the season, he pitched 6 innings allowing 2 ER over 5 hits, 4 BB and 3 K. Last season against the Phillies, Dickey made 2 starts pitching 14.0 innings with an ERA of 3.21 and an 0-1 record. The Phillies have the following numbers against Dickey:

Polanco 7-26
Pence 2-12, HR
Rollins 1-14, 2B
Victorino 3-11, 2 2B, HR
Ruiz 4-10

The Mets bats will try to break out of their slumber tonight against Cliff Lee tonight. In his first start of the season, Lee pitched a no decision after 6 innings of work, allowing 1 run on 2 hits, walking 2 batters and striking out 2. Cliff Lee is coming off of one of his best seasons in his career where he pitched 232.2 innings with an ERA of 2.40 and a record of 17-8. He was strong against the Amazins last year pitching in two games totaling 14.0 innings allowing only 1 earned runs off of 11 hits, 5 walks and 12 strikeouts. The Mets have the following numbers on Lee:

Bay 3-11
Hairston 1-11
Cedeno 1-9, HR
Turner 0-5
Wright 2-7
Davis 0-3
Murphy 1-3, 2B
Duda 1-3
Tejada 2-3

Let’s Go Mets! Beat the Phils!

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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!