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Metropolitans and Phillies Weekend Preview

The New York Metro's are in town for a three game weekend series. Let's take a look at the match ups.

Friday, 7:05pm...Mike Pelfrey (2-0, 6.32 ERA) vs. Chan Ho Park (0-0, 7.16 ERA). Pelfrey in his career is 1-2 against the Phillies in 4 starts, with a 4.09 ERA. He has gone exactly 5 innings in all 3 of his starts this season. In 2 career starts at CBP, Pelfrey is 0-1, with a 5.40 ERA. Gregg Dobbs is 4-for-8 in his career vs. Pelfrey with a homer and 3 RBI. In 15 career games against the Mets, Park has a 2.44 ERA and a 5-3 record in 73 2/3 innings pitched. In May 2008, Park appeared in 8 games (1 start) and had a 1-1 record with a 1.93 ERA in 18 2/3 innings. David Wright, Fernando Tatis and Carlos Delgado are a combined 10-for-20 off Park in their careers. Tatis' success against Park was detailed on this site just last week.

Saturday, 3:40pm...Oliver Perez (1-2, 9.31 ERA) vs. Jamie Moyer (3-1, 5.09 ERA). In 12 career starts vs. the Phils, Perez is 2-3 with a 3.15 ERA and 81 K's in 68 2/3 innings pitched. Perez is 2-1 in 4 career starts at CBP with a 1.42 ERA. Sources have reported that this may be Perez's last shot to solidify his role in the Mets' rotation. Ryan Howard has a career .091 avg. against Perez (2-for-22, with 14 k's). Pedro Feliz has an .059 avg. against Perez (1-for-17). Moyer is 7-4 against the Mets in 17 career starts. Last season, Moyer was 2-1 in 6 starts against NY with a 3.53 ERA. Carlos Delgado is a career .383 hitter against Moyer (31-for-81). Gary Sheffield is a career .481 hitter against Moyer (13-for-27).

Sunday, 1:35pm...John Maine (1-2, 5.40 ERA) vs. Joe Blanton (0-2, 8.41 ERA). Maine is undefeated in his career against the Phillies...5-0, 2.54 ERA, 1.11 WHIP in 9 starts. In 2008, Maine's ERA was more than a full run better on the road than it was at home (3.69- away, 4.76- home). Jimmy Rollins is a career .160 hitter vs. Maine (4-for-25). Blanton has shined in his career against the Mets with a 2.14 ERA and a win in 3 starts. In 10 career regular season starts at CBP, Blanton is 2-1 with a 5.33 ERA. Luis Castillo is 7-for-14 in his career against Blanton.

Based on these numbers, it may not look too good for our Phillies. I hate the Metropolitans, however, so I surely won't be basing any predictions on numbers. I'll base them on my gut. Right now, the Phillies are 5-7 at home. I'll call for a sweep, by the good guys, and the home team will get that home record above .500. All predictions aside, this rivalry is large, this rivalry is interesting and this rivalry is fun for phans on both sides. I enjoy having a "feud" that we can all be passionate about. Cheers to you, New York Mess fans...may you cry in your beers with much health this weekend.

And just in case the series doesn't go great for the Phillies...hey, New York fans- Jimmy Rollins has something to show you!

Comments

Canadian Wood said…
I'll be down there tomorrow. Section 244, can't wait! Muck the Fets!
Aditya Moghe said…
did it worked out for you ???
Anonymous said…
i like the j-roll pic on the bottom of this entry.
chris mac
mvr joe said…
love the pick mr ballz

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