Friday, April 26, 2013

Series Preview- The New York Metropolitans

Philadelphia Phillies (9-14) @ New York Mets (10-10)

Pitching Match-Ups:
Friday, 7:10 - KK vs. Dillon "The Original" Gee
Saturday, 1:05 - Jonathan Pettibone vs. Shaun Marcum
Sunday, 1:10 - Cole Hamels vs. Jon Niese

Mets Offense:
R - 110 (5th)
AVG - .250 (15th)
OPS - .750 (8th)

John Buck/C, Lucas Duda/LF, David Wright/3B, and Daniel Murphy/2B all carry an OPS of .893 or better. The only regulars that are disappointing are Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada.  With that said, I now fully expect Ike to launch at minimum 3 homeruns into orbit this series.

Mets Pitching:
ERA - 4.26 (22nd)
WHIP - 1.31 (19th)

The Phillies luck out and don't have to face phenom Matt Harvey.  Not that it matters, because most MLB starting pitchers seem to be able to handcuff the Phils offense these days.  Niese is a solid pitcher, Marcum is making his Mets/season debut, and Gee is hittable.

Prediction:
Mets take 2 outta 3, with the Phils lone win being tonight with the underappreciated Kyle Kendrick on the mound.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

they suck.

GM-Carson said...

i agree.

Beer-a-Thon said...

The Phillies offense is a wasteland. A cesspool. A disgrace to the Louisville Slugger company.

GM-Carson said...

Ryan Howard now with 3 HR and 12 RBI. Watch out NL, here comes the 2013 MVP.


Or not.

GM-Carson said...

According to Baseball-Reference

Phil Hughes is KK closest career comparison. Funny how one is hyped and celebrated while the other is continually groaned about.

GM-Carson said...

KK CG SHO. OMG!

Anonymous said...

I've been saying this on the blog for three seasons now: The flak fans give Kendrick is not warranted. He's a solid pitcher; definitely one of the best 4 starters. No one can poo-poo on him for the next month. Best Phils pitching performance of the year so far. And unlike seasons past, the Mets ain't a bunch of would-bes and have-beens.

GM-Carson said...

KK has been a quality pitcher. If you really think about, he's been a big asset for the Phils over his career.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, this ^