Friday, July 15, 2011

Phillies at Mets: July 15th through July 17th

Citi Field - Flushing, NY
Friday 7:10, Saturday 4:10, Sunday 1:10

Phillies 57-34, 1st Place in N.L. East, 3 1/2 games ahead of the Braves
Mets 46-45, 3rd Place in N.L. East, 11 games behind the Phillies

So Far in 2011:  This will be the team's first look at the K-Rod-less Mets, as closer Francisco Rodriguez was traded to the Brewers following the All-Star Game.  The Phils are 6-3 against the Mets so far this season, having recently taken two out of three in New York over Memorial Day weekend.

Meet the Mets: Manager - Terry Collins
Starters - Ronny Paulino (c), Lucas Duda (1b), Justin Turner (2b), Daniel Murphy (3b), Ruben Tejada (ss), Jason Bay (lf), Angel Pagan (cf), Carlos Beltran (rf)
Rotation - R.A. Dickey (rhp), Jon Niese (lhp), Mike Pelfrey (rhp), Chris Capuano (lhp), Dillon Gee (rhp)
Bench - Josh Thole (c), Nick Evans (inf), Scott Hairston (of), Willie Harris (of), Jason Pridie (of)
Closer - Bobby Parnell (rhp)
Bullpen - Manny Acosta (rhp), Pedro Beato (rhp), Tim Byrdak (lhp), D.J. Carrasco (rhp), Ryota Igarashi (rhp), Jason Isringhausen (rhp)
Disabled List - Taylor Buchholz (rhp), Johan Santana (lhp), Chris Young (rhp), Ike Davis (1b), Jose Reyes (ss), David Wright (3b)

At the Ballpark:  According to the Mets' website, there will be pyrotechnics following the game, which I believe is just a fancy way of saying there will be pretty fireworks.  On Saturday, the first 25,000 fans will receive a 1986 25th Anniversary hat.

Phillies Probables: Vance Worley (4-1, 2.20), Cole Hamels (11-4, 2.32), Kyle Kendrick (4-4, 3.58)
Mets Probables: R.A. Dickey (4-7, 3.61), Jon Niese (8-7, 3.88), Mike Pelfrey (5-8, 4.55)

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