Friday, September 11, 2009

Weekend Series Preview: Metropolitans at Phillies, 9/11-9/13


The Metropolitans of New York (62-78) come to Philadelphia to face the Phillies (79-59) in a four game series beginning tonight. Read on for details on the pitching match ups and other key notes from this division rivalry.


Friday, 7:05pm. Nelson Figueroa (2-4, 4.74 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (8-9, 4.32 ERA). Figueroa, a former Phillie, has a 3.00 ERA over his last three starts, with a 1-2 record. Colbert is 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA and .457 batting average against in 2 starts against NYM this season. Hamels has a 2.65 ERA in 15 career starts in September. David Wright against Cole Hamels- 8-for-20 (.400 avg) with a homer and 3 RBI.


Saturday, 4:10pm. Mike Pelfrey (10-10, 4.83 ERA) vs. Jamie Moyer (12-9, 4.98 ERA). Pelfrey is 2-2 in his last 4 starts with a 5.32 ERA. In his career against the Phillies, Pelfrey is 4-2 with a 3.88 ERA in 8 games. Pelfrey's road ERA in 6.55 in 2009. Moyer is once again taking "Jay" Happ's turn in the starting rotation, while Happ deals with an oblique strain. Moyer's ERA in his last 5 games is 1.84. Moyer is 8-5 with a 3.55 ERA in 21 games in his career against the Metropolitans.


Sunday, 1:05pm. John Maine (5-4, 4.52 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (unofficially). Maine will be making his return from the disabled list and is expected to have a low 60-pitch limit. It will be Maine's first games since June 6th. Maine is 1-3 with a 6.34 ERA in 6 road starts this season. Jimmy Rollins is a .160 hitter (4-for-25) against John Maine. Kendrick is 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in 4 ML games pitched this year. In 4 career games against the Metropolitans, KK is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA.


Sunday. 8:05pm. Tim Redding (2-5, 5.78 ERA) vs. Pedro Martinez (4-0, 3.64 ERA). Redding has a 1-1 record and a 3.47 ERA in his last 4 games. Redding threw 5 scoreless innings against the Phillies on 8/22 in New York. The Metropolitans have won only one of the past 11 games that Redding has pitched in. The Phillies have won all 6 of Pedro Martinez's starts this season. In 7 career starts at Citizens Bank Park, Pedro is 2-1 with a 5.34 ERA.


Angel Pagan has hit safely in 22 of his last 24 games played, batting .352 during that streak. He has raised his season batting avg. 32 points since the start of the last series the Metropolitans and Phillies played against each other.

Ryan Howard is batting .300 (60-for-200) since the all star break. Howard is batting just .207 (12-for-58) against the Metropolitans in 14 games this season.

Carlos Ruiz is batting .037 (1-for-27) with a homerun and 4 RBI against the Metropolitans this season.

Raul Ibanez is hitting .071 (2-for-28) in his last 9 home games with a triple and 3 runs scored.

Team batting average, Metropolitans- .269
Team batting average, Phillies- .257

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1 comment:

Amanda said...

I wonder if they'll get tonight in...