Monday, April 8, 2013

Series Preview: Metropolitans at Phillies, April 8-10

In lieu of the usual full series preview that this site offers, here's an abbreviated version that provides an overview of the pitching match ups for this week's upcoming Metropolitans (4-2) vs. Phillies (2-4) series at Citizens Bank Park.

Monday, 7:05 PM. Matt Harvey (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Roy Halladay (0-1, 13.50 ERA). Harvey threw seven scoreless innings while striking out 10, surrendering only one hit and walking two in his first start of the season against the Padres last week. In two career starts against the Phillies, Harvey has a 1-0 record with a 2.03 ERA. Ryan Howard is 0-for-5 in his career against the right-handed Harvey. As a rookie last season, Harvey posted a 3.31 ERA in six road starts. Halladay allowed five earned runs in 3 1/3 innings in his initial start this season against the Braves last week. In eight starts against the Mets since joining the Phillies, Halladay has a 7-0 record along with a 1.78 ERA. David Wright is 4-for-24 (.167 avg) in his career against Halladay.

Tuesday, 7:05 PM. Dillon Gee (0-1, 1.42 ERA) vs. Cliff Lee (1-0, 0.00 ERA). In six career outings against the Phillies, the righty Gee has a 2-1 record along with a 6.46 ERA and a .302 batting average against. Jimmy Rollins is 6-for-9 (.667 avg) in his career against Gee. In eight career starts against the Mets, Lee has a 4-1 record along with a 2.09 ERA. Mets 2008 first round draft pick Ike Davis is 1-for-11 (.091 avg) in his career against Lee.

Wednesday, 7:05 PM. Jeremy Hefner (0-1, 1.50 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (0-1, 7.94 ERA). Hefner has a 15.95 ERA while surrendering 17 hits in 7 1/3 innings in three career appearances against the Phillies. Hefner, a righty, has a 3.99 ERA in 12 career road outings. In 18 career games against the Mets, Kendrick has a 5-7 record with a 3.56 ERA. Lucas Duda is 1-for-10 with a double in his career against the right-handed Kendrick
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