Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Series Preview: Phillies at Metropolitans, July 3-5

The Phillies (36-45) travel to New York to take on the Metropolitans (43-37) in a three-game series beginning Tuesday night.

Read ahead for details on the pitching match ups and other statistical notes.

Tuesday, 7:10 PM. Vance Worley (4-4, 2.92 ERA) vs. Jonathan Niese (6-3, 3.55 ERA). In 7 career outings against the Mets, Worley has a 3-2 record with a 3.60 ERA. Worley has a 1.89 ERA in 6 road starts this season. Lucas Duda is 3-for-7 (.429 avg) with a double and a home run against Worley in his career. The left-handed Niese is 3-1 with a 3.74 ERA in 7 home starts this season. In 11 career starts against the Phils, Niese has a 4-4 record with a 3.86 ERA. John Mayberry Jr. is 7-for-22 (.318 avg) with a double and 3 HR in his career against Niese.

Wednesday, 1:10 PM. Kyle Kendrick (2-8, 5.35 ERA) vs. Chris Young (2-1, 3.30 ERA). Kendrick is 4-7 with a 3.68 ERA in 17 career games against the Mets. In 6 June starts, Kendrick posted a 1-4 record with a 6.96 ERA. Young is 3-2 with a 3.35 ERA in 7 career starts against the Phillies. Juan Pierre is 4-for-26 (.174 avg) in his career against the righty Young.

Thursday, 7:10 PM. Cliff Lee (0-5, 4.13 ERA) vs. R.A. Dickey (12-1, 2.15 ERA). In his last 4 starts, Lee has a 7.30 ERA. Lee has a 2-1 record with a 2.25 ERA in 6 career starts against the Mets. Justin Turner is 0-for-10 in his career against Lee. In 8 home starts this year, Dickey is 6-0 with a 1.85 ERA. Dickey is 3-3 with a 2.40 ERA in 7 career starts against the Phils. Hunter Pence is 2-for-15 (.133 avg) in his career against Dickey.


Jimmy Rollins is 16-for-40 (.400 avg) in 9 games against the Metropolitans this season. Rollins is batting just .201 in 40 road games this year.

Shane Victorino is a .288 career hitter with 11 HR and 45 RBI in 108 games against the Mets. Victorino has hit safely in 8 straight games.

All-Star Jonathan Papelbon has not allowed a run and has held opponents to a .116 batting average in 14 road games this year. Papelbon has allowed 5 earned runs in 5 1/3 innings (8.44 ERA) in his career against the Mets.

In 131 career games against the Phillies, David Wright has a .278 batting average with 24 HR and 82 RBI. Wright is batting .310 in 38 home games this season.

Justin Turner is batting .320 in 25 home games this season. Turner is 2-for-15 (.133 avg) in 5 games against the Phillies this season.

In 38 home games this year, Ike Davis has a .125 batting average with 2 HR and 17 RBI.

Phillies team batting average- .264 (7th in MLB)
Mets team batting average- .257 (14th in MLB)
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