New York Mets (28-41) @ Philadelphia Phillies (35-38)
Friday, 7:05 - Jeremy Hefner vs. Ms. Sassy Pants
Saturday, 4:05 - Dillon Gee vs. Petite Bone
Sunday, 1:35 - Matt Harvey vs. John Lannan
R - 266 (25th)
AVG - .227 (30th)
OPS - .664 (29th)
The Mets are a horrible team mostly due to their offense. David Wright/3B (.304/.903) is the only true threat in the lineup. Marlon Byrd/RF is having a bit of a resurgence (.263/.817) at 35 years old. Both John Buck/C (12 HR) and Lucas Duda/LF (11 HR) have power, but that's all they really offer. Recently, they've been trotting out Juan Lagares to centerfield and Omar Quintanilla to shortstop, both of which are poor hitters. Ike Davis/1B sucked so bad, they finally sent him to AAA.
ERA - 4.07 (18th)
WHIP - 1.34 (25th)
Let's be honest, any given pitcher, any given game can shut the Phillies offense down. At this point, I think a pitching machine throwing straight 70 MPH fastballs would no-hit the Phils. What I'm saying is that they have no chance at beating Harvey on Sunday (2.16 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, 115 K in 104 IP) and will find it difficult to win against Hefner (3.96/1.27) tonight or Gee (4.56/1.44) on Saturday. Their bullpen is weak though, but I doubt it matters.
With Hamels being unlucky, Pettibone starting to get hit, and Lannan having never won a game for the Phillies, I foresee a Mets sweep. The Phillies suck! Yep, I said it Sir Alden. They suck!