Phillies at Mets preview
7:10 Citi Field, New York. TV: Channel 17. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. Phillies LHP J.A. Happ (4-0, 2.48) vs. Mets LHP Johan Santana (7-3, 2.00)
7:10 Citi Field, New York. TV: Channel 17. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish.
Phillies LHP J.A. Happ (4-0, 2.48) vs. Mets LHP Johan Santana (7-3, 2.00)
Phillies update: Happ already has plenty of experience against the Mets. His major league debut in 2007 was a loss to New York, and his first start of last season came when he went toe-to-toe with Johan Santana at Citizens Bank Park, a game the Phillies won 3-2 ... He is coming off the longest and strongest game of his fledgling career - a 5-1 win over the Padres in which he held San Diego to four hits in seven scoreless innings ... He has allowed five runs in 18 1/3 innings since moving into the rotation, and has allowed just six runs in his last 30 2/3 innings dating to his time in the bullpen ... Raul Ibanez dealt with Santana extensively in the American League and was one of the few hitters to have success against him. Ibanez has the third-highest batting average (.351) of any player in the majors with at least 30 plate appearances against him.
Mets update: he Mets had yesterday off after taking two of three in a weekend series against the Nationals ... The Mets have been beset by injuries, with shortstop Jose Reyes (calf) and setup man J.J. Putz (elbow) currently out of commission Santana is 2-0 with a 2.97 ERA in five starts against the Phillies the past two seasons. The Phillies have hit just .207 against him, although they have hit five home runs ... Santana faced the Phillies on May 6, holding them to two hits in seven scoreless innings while striking out 10 in a 1-0 Mets win ... Santana picked up his third loss of the season in his most recent outing, allowing three runs on seven hits in a 3-1 loss to the Pirates ... He has pitched at least six innings in every start since his season debut against the Reds on April 6.