The Phillies have scored 19 runs in the first two games of their series with the Mets, and with BIG PELF on the mound for the Mets today, chances are as good as ever that they will be able to continue their offensive surge as they look to close out the sweep.
Why is this? Well, because BIG PELF is a pretty crappy pitcher (4.61 ERA/4.56 FIP/4.46 xFIP). But also because, for some reason, BIG PELF is an absolutely horrible pitcher at Citizens Bank Park. In 31.2 innings there he has a 9.38 ERA and a 2.15 WHIP with 14 strikeouts and 13 walks.
On the other hand, with Kyle Kendrick--the Phillies' own BIG PELF of sorts (4.42 FIP/4.42 xFIP)--on the hill, the Mets should have a fair shot at scoring some runs of their own.
Phillies lead the series 2-0
|Mon 08/22|| WP: Cliff Lee (14 - 7) |
LP: Dillon Gee (11 - 5)
|10 - 0 win|
|Tue 08/23|| WP: Vance Worley (9 - 1) |
LP: Jon Niese (11 - 11)
|9 - 4 win|
New York Mets
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT
Mike Pelfrey vs Kyle Kendrick
Sunny. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.
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