Friday, May 27, 2011

Series Preview- Mets (Part 3)

Philadelphia Phillies (31-19) @ New York Mets (23-26)

Season Series - Phils 4 wins, Mets 2 wins

Pitching Match-Ups:
Friday, 7:10, Roy Oswalt vs. Chris Capuano
Saturday, 7:10, Cole Hamels vs. Mike Pelfrey
Sunday, 1:10, Vance Worley vs. Jonathan Niese


Mets Bats:
AVG - .246 (19th)
OBP - .325 (8th)
SLG - .383 (19th)
R - 197 (22nd)

Aside from Jose Reyes (.319/.831, 30 R, 17 SB) and Carlos Beltran (.278/.903, 8 HR, 27 RBI), there aren't any bats to fear. Jason Bay is still struggling. David Wright is on the DL with a broken back (slight exaggeration there, sue me!). Ike Davis is on the DL. Angel Pagan is on the DL. Of course there is famous Phillie-killer Ronny Paulino handling catching duties (.308/.766 lifetime against Phils).

Mets Pitching:
ERA - 4.18 (23rd)
WHIP - 1.39 (26th)
BAA - .263 (26th)

This pitching staff isn't very good. Niese is their best starting pitcher with a 4.33 ERA. Pelfrey (5.37 ERA) continues to live up to my Kyle Kendrick comparison from a couple preseasons ago. Tonight's start, Capuano, has a 5.36 ERA. The bullpen is slightly more bearable thanks to K-Rod (0.74 ERA, 15 SV), Lazareth act Jason Isringhausen (2.35 ERA, 11 HLD), and Taylor Buchholz (2.19 ERA).

Prediction:
The Mets owner is badmouthing the team's best players (Reyes, Wright, and Beltran), so they must really suck. Legion of Broom, Phils sweep!

Pelfrey vs. Kendrick:
Pelfrey ERA - 4.39
Kendrick ERA - 4.61

Pelfrey WHIP - 1.46
Kendrick WHIP - 1.42

Pelfrey K/BB - 1.55
Kendrick K/BB - 1.48

Pelfrey BAA - .283
Kendrick BAA - .286

1 comment:

GM-Carson said...

I hate bad defense. Errors happen, but when it's due to stupidity it really pisses me off.

The Phils are just giving away tonight's game.

Only 4 hits. C'mon.