Philadelphia Phillies (31-19) @ New York Mets (23-26)
Season Series - Phils 4 wins, Mets 2 wins
Friday, 7:10, Roy Oswalt vs. Chris Capuano
Saturday, 7:10, Cole Hamels vs. Mike Pelfrey
Sunday, 1:10, Vance Worley vs. Jonathan Niese
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).
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).
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