Monday, May 28, 2012

To New York They Go- Mets Series Preview

Philadelphia Phillies (25-24, Last Place) @ New York Mets (27-21, 2nd Place)

Pitching Matchups:
Monday, 1:10 Cole Hamels vs. Jonathon Niese
Tuesday, 7:10 Joe Blanton vs. Jeremy Hefner
Wednesday, 7:10 Cliff Lee vs. Dillon Gee

Mutts Offense:
R -  204 (15th)
AVG - .258 (11th)
OPS - .711 (19th)

The don't have much.  David Wright is awesome (.382/1.077).  Daniel Murphy and Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit for average.  Other than that, they scrape together runs any which way they can. 

Mutts Pitching:
ERA - 4.33 (25th)
WHIP - 1.37 (24th)
BAA - .263 (25th)

Phils luckily miss Darth Santana and Knuckle-ballin' Dickey this series.  Niese is okay, but nothing special.  Gee gets hit around, and Hefner has a 6.17 ERA so he's likely to pitch 7 innings of 1 run ball against the Phils.

Head-Scratcher:
The Phillies have scored only 4 less runs than the Mets this season (204 to 200), and have allowed 28 fewer runs (223 to 195), so how the hell is it that they have such a better record?  Hmm...

Prediction:
Phils take 2 of 3, with the loss coming from another Blanton blowup.  Very much looking forward to the Lee-Gee matchup, because of its rhyme-ability.


2 comments:

buzz campbell said...

hey wright is hitting for average but what happened to his power? he's having a super year but if he hit more dingers like in his youth, then i'd love him! you have access to all the statistics and i am going to google david wright to see if my memory is serving me correctly! if joe blanton could be more consistant he could be a two or a three in a rotation but that "ain't" happenin! hope doc is alright, chooch is a beast this year!

buzz campbell said...

my memory served me pretty well!;from 2005 to 2008 he had a low of 27 dingers to a high of 33 in 2008!2009 10 in 670 ab's 2010 stong year w/ 29 in 587 ab's, 2011 14/447 ab's 2012 5/190 ab's. so my memory was fairly accurate, his average is super but the game of baseball is all about scoring runs and preventing runs. his power is down though his average is very high, curious at the end of the year how many rbi's he has and how many runs he scored. they are the most important stats in baseball as far as i am concerned. hope the good joe blanton pitches tomorrow nite! peace