Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mets at Phillies: April 5th through April 7th

Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday and Wednesday 7:05, Thursday 3:05

Records:  Mets 2-1, 3rd Place in the NL East, 1 game behind the Phillies; Phillies 3-0, 1st Place in the NL East, 1/2 game ahead of the Braves.

First Game:  The expansion New York Mets faced off against the Phillies for the first time on April 27, 1962 at the Polo Grounds.  The Phillies won a slugfest, 11-9, as Johnny Callison went 4 for 5 with three runs scored and two RBIs.  Cal McLish was the winning pitcher for the Phils, lasting six innings and giving up four runs on eight hits.  Former Phillie great Richie Ashburn led off and played center field for the Mets, but he had a rough day at the plate.  Whitey went 0 for 5.

Meet the Mess: Manager - Terry Collins, managing his fourth game with the Mets
Starters - Josh Thole (c), Ike Davis (1b), Brad Emaus (2b), David Wright (3b), Jose Reyes (ss), Willie Harris (lf), Angel Pagan (cf), Carlos Beltran (rf)
Rotation - Mike Pelfrey (rhp), Jon Niese (lhp), R.A. Dickey (rhp), Chris Young (rhp), Chris Capuano (lhp)
Bench - Mike Nickeas (c), Chin-lung Hu (inf), Daniel Murphy (inf), Lucas Duda (of), Scott Hairston (of)
Closer - Francisco Rodriguez (rhp)
Bullpen - Pedro Beato (rhp), Blaine Boyer (rhp), Taylor Buchholz (rhp), Tim Byrdak (lhp), D.J. Carrasco (rhp), Bobby Parnell (rhp)
Disabled List - Jason Bay, Ronny Paulino (restricted list), Johan Santana

At the Ballpark:  All adult fans get a McDonald's Opening Week t-shirt on Tuesday night and Thursday is the first Business Person's Special of the season.

Mets Probables:  Chris Young, Mike Pelfrey, Jon Niese
Phillies Probables:  Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton, Roy Halladay

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