7:10 Citi Field, New York. TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish.
Phillies LHP Cole Hamels (4-2, 4.40) vs. Mets RHP Mike Pelfrey (4-2, 4.85)
Phillies update: Hamels enters his first start of the season against the Mets in a groove, having just thrown the third complete game shutout in his career ... The Phillies have won six of Hamels' last seven starts, during which he is 4-0 with a 2.84 ERA ... Hamels last faced the Mets on Sept. 7, 2008, when he allowed four runs in five innings of a 6-3 Phillies loss ... In his career, Hamels is 1-3 with a 3.79 ERA in six starts against the Mets ... Ryan Howard is 5-for-14 with a home run and two RBI in his career off Mike Pelfrey. Chase Utley is 3-for-15 with two home runs and six RBI.
Mets update: Pelfrey has already faced the Phillies twice this season, picking up wins in both games while allowing six runs in 12 2/3 innings ... Pelfrey is coming off the worst start of the season, an 11-6 loss to the Pirates in which he allowed nine runs in 3 2/3 innings. Prior to that outing, he had pitched at least six innings and allowed fewer than three runs in four starts ... The Mets are 7-3 in Pelfrey's starts.