Monday, August 22, 2011

Pre-Game: Game 127 - New York Mets VS Philadelphia Phillies

After being swept 3 straight games at home by the 1st place Milwaukee Brewers, the Mets will hit the road and open a 3 game series this evening with the 1st place Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA. The Mets have now lost 15 of their last 20 games and sit in 4th place in the NL East. Meanwhile the Phillies just keep on rolling as they sport the best record in all of baseball at 81-44.

On the mound for the Mets will be right-hander Dillon Gee (11-4, 3.92). Gee was excellent in his last start in San Diego as he allowed only 1 run over 6.2 innings. In his career against Philadelphia, Gee is 1-0, with a 6.23 ERA.

Toeing the rubber for the Phillies tonight will be ace #2, left-hander Cliff Lee (13-7, 2.82). Lee has been almost unhittable as of late as he is 4-0 over his last 4 GS. During that span he has given up only 6 ER over 31.2 innings pitched. In his career against New York, Lee is 1-0, with a 0.64 ERA over 14 innings of work.

For the (81-44) Philadelphia Phillies:

1. Shane Victorino CF
2. Placido Polanco 3B
3. Chase Utley 2B
4. Ryan Howard 1B
5. Hunter Pence RF
6. Raul Ibanez LF
7. Carlos Ruiz C
8. Wilson Valdez SS
9. Cliff Lee P

For the (60-66) New York Mets:

1. Angel Pagan CF
2. Justin Turner 2B
3. David Wright 3B
4. Jason Bay LF
5. Lucas Duda 1B
6. Scott Hariston RF
7. Ronny Paulino C
8. Ruben Tejada SS
9. Dillon Gee P