Philadelphia Phillies (57-34) @ Flushing Queens (46-45)
Friday, 7:10 - Vance Worley v. RA Dickey
Saturday, 4:10 - Cole Hamels v. Jon Niese
Sunday, 1:10 - Kyle Kendrick v. Mike Pelfrey
Philles 6 - 3 Mets
Runs - 399 (11th)
AVG - .262 (7th)
OBP - .333 (4th)
SLG - .389 (17th)
No David Wright. No Jose Reyes. No Ike Davis. And I wouldn't be surprised if Carlos Beltran is traded before the first pitch. Not much to fear here.
ERA - 3.95 (17th)
WHIP - 1.33 (21st)
BAA - .256 (19th)
This is the fourth series against the Mets so I'm sure everybody is familiar with the starters. As for the bullpen, who's going to close games now that K-Rod is gone? Parnell or Byrdak or Beato or... Jason Isringhausen? Who knows, but we probably won't find out this weekend since the Mets are unlikely to win a game.
Their Michael Martinez:
Brad Emaus - The 25 year old Emaus was taken by the Mets in the first round of the Rule 5 draft after hitting .290-15-75 in the minors between AA and AAA. During Spring Training he won the starting job at second. However, after 14 games and 42 at-bats, Emaus was hitting only .162 with a .424 OPS. So the Mets cut bait and offered him back to Toronto. Emaus has since been traded to Colorado and his currently hitting .313-9-28 in Colorado Springs.
Their Danys Baez:
DJ Carrasco - In 24 innings pitched, Carrasco has a 5.14 ERA and has walked 11 compared to only 12 strikeouts. Fortunately for the Mets they signed him to a two year deal this winter so he has another year to "figure it out."
What We're Drinking:
Corey - Brooklyn Lager - I generally don't drink much lager because around my area "lager" mean Yuengling and I'm not much of a fan. And many other lagers are pretty bland, generic or skunky, over-priced European shit (see: Heineken). But Brooklyn Lager is something different. It's smooth and refreshing as you would expect from the style, but because they dry-hop this beer, there's much more hop aroma than other amber lagers. It's a great session beer for the summer, especially while watching the Phils crush the Mets!
Carson - prune juice. Need to cleanse my system.
Umpire Mets Need To Win Series:
Something funky will happen and the Phils will lose one. So, two of three for the good guys.