Gameday: Mets (5-2) vs. Phillies (2-5)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, April 09, 2013 05:26 PM | Comments: 13
2013 Gameday, Analysis, News, Posts

http://espn.go.com/photo/2012/0807/play_e_mrmet_400.jpgNew York Mets (5-2) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (2-5)

Dillon Gee (0-1, 1.42) vs. Cliff Lee (1-0, 0.00)

Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 69
Media: Twitter and Facebook

After last night’s debacle, it all falls on the reliable arm of Cliff Lee to stop the bleeding. Lee will do his best to give the bullpen a break, one that comes into tonight’s game with an ERA of 6.04, 24th in baseball. Their starting pitchers ERA is an MLB worst 7.68.

The good news, Lee is 4-1 with a 2.09 ERA in eight career starts, striking out 56 in 56 innings. The Phillies could use the spark of yet another shutdown performance. And the fans can’t stomach another terrible outing.

On the other end, Dillon Gee has been rocked by the Phillies in six career starts. He’s 3-3 with a 6.46 ERA.

Both Charlie Manuel and Ruben Amaro addressed Roy Halladay and said they will give him as long a leash as he needs to correct himself. They’re showing confidence in their struggling former-ace, as they believe he’s earned that right. Plus, both Manuel and Amaro pushed the fact that we’re just two starts into what they hope is a successful 33 start run for Halladay. It’s early, still.

LINEUP: Revere, Rollins, Utley, Howard, Young, Brown (LF), Mayberry (RF), Kratz, Lee

Gameday Beer: Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot
From what I gathered, Lagunitas tried to name this “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” but weren’t allowed to use “whiskey” on the label, for some reason. So they changed it to match Wilco’s “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”.

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  • Posts: 0 MikeyPaDc

    GLee matchup!

    Ha wow. Sorry- that was lame. But if you grimaced then that’s all I wanted.

    Utley has played every game? I would not mind spelling Galvis here and there to give CU a breather. But of he’s healthy, he’s healthy.

  • Posts: 0 Karsten

    Basically, Phillies will need Cliff Lee to go 8 innings and give up at the most 1 run.

    If Cliff Lee could hit a HR that would be an extra bonus too.

    He can do it, but that’s basically the premises of this game IMO.

  • Posts: 5325 Lefty

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    I think I’d like to see them switch Young and Rollins 5-2 / 2-5. I know that Young has no speed, but he does make contact with bat control. (ala Polanco) Rollins provides better power behind the clean up hitter. Just my opinion.

  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    I’m having a power outage at home and just got back online using a tether to my phone. Gotta check on the Phils, see if they’ve lost yet…

    … wait, what??? Winning? 7-0? 3 HRs including one by Howard???

    why couldn’t they do this last night when I was at the game?

  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    Oops… OK, not 7-0 any more… yikes, hope they don’t blow THAT big a lead…

  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    Whoa… the Mutts have already changed pitchers?

  • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

    There you have it. Not a home run, but an RBI single by Lee – guy does it all.
    Loving the display of power tonight. M Young still swinging well. Glad Howard got a dinger; it will help his psyche. Go Phils!

  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    Everybody hits! Woo hoo!

  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    Aw, come on, pull it together, Cliffy!

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  • Posts: 0 Lawrence

    Man, why did they pull him out of the game? let him finish the dam game moron.

    • Posts: 3065 Chuck A.

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      I love how everyone thinks they could manage better than the actual manager. Lee was at 106 pitches, 2 men were on base, Adams was lathered up out in the pen. This was the right decision. It’s a long season, why push it in early April…. and you might as well give Adams some work.

  • Posts: 3114 Tracey

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    WOO HOO!!! Harry is singing High Hopea me!!!

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