Monday, August 22, 2011

Mets at Phillies: August 22nd through August 24th

Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
Monday and Tuesday 7:05, Wednesday 1:05

Mets 60-66, 4th Place in N.L. East, 21 1/2 games behind the Phillies
Phillies 81-44, 1st Place in N.L. East, 6 1/2 games ahead of the Braves

So Far in 2011:  This is the Mets final visit to Philly in 2011.  These teams have played each other twelve times so far, and the Phillies hold a record of 8-4 against the Metropolitans.

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

At the Ballpark:  All fans will receive a Jimmy Rollins Pride of the Phillies print on Wednesday afternoon.

Mets Probables: Jon Niese (11-10, 4.05), Dillon Gee (11-4, 3.92), Mike Pelfrey (6-10, 4.61)
Phillies Probables: Cliff Lee (13-7, 2.82), Vance Worley (8-1, 2.76), Kyle Kendrick (7-5, 3.24)

Nationals Game Summaries:  They're coming . . . We just returned from a quick weekend trip to Pittsburgh.  The trip itself mirrored the Phillies play over the weekend - tough day on Friday, wonderful day on Saturday, super crappy day on Sunday.

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