New York Mets (4-2) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (2-4)
A day after coming up just short of a second-consecutive thrilling comeback, the Phillies, behind Roy Halladay, look to defeat Matt Harvey and the Mets. Harvey, just 24, comes into Monday’s game riding high off of a victory over the Padres where he struck out 10 and walked only two while surrendering just one hit against the Padres. Harvey is a much-respected prospect after being drafted seventh overall in 2010 and was ranked as Baseball America’s 54th prospect before making his MLB debut last season.
Minor controversy headed into tonight’s game involving Erik Kratz. Kratz took responsibility for any missteps early today with the media in regards for the early struggles of the pitching staff. However, this does not align with last year, as Halladay posted a lower ERA with Kratz than he did with Chooch as his battery mate. Tonight? Kratz gets a rest and Humberto Quintero will catch Doc.
LINEUP: Revere, Rollins, Utley, Howard, Young, Brown (LF), Nix (RF), Quintero, Halladay.
Gameday Beer: Molson Canadian Light