7:10, Citi Field, New York. TV: Fox. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish.
Pitching matchup: LHP Cole Hamels (6-2, 3.06) at RHP Mike Pelfrey (3-4, 5.37)
HAMELS vs. METS: The Phillies were shut out in both of his starts at Citi Field last season. On Aug. 13, he held the Mets to one run in eight innings of a 1-0 loss. On May 27, he allowed three runs in 6 innings of a 3-0 loss. Hamels faced the Mets at Citizens Bank Park in his first start of this season, allowing six runs in 2 innings. Since then, he is 6-1 with a 2.35 ERA and has averaged more than seven innings in nine starts.
PHILLIES vs. PELFREY: It has been a tough season for Pelfrey, and the Phillies have played a part in it. In a 10-7 win at Citizens Bank Park, they scored seven runs in two innings against the Mets starter. In a 10-3 win, also in Philly, they scored four runs in 4 innings against him. Pelfrey had logged three straight quality starts before allowing five runs in six innings against the Yankees on May 22.
FYI: The hat worn by infielder Wilson Valdez during his pitching appearance against the Reds on Wednesday night is going to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
Tomorrow at Mets: RHP Vance Worley (2-0, 2.14) vs. LHP Jon Niese (3-5, 4.33)
Monday at Nationals: RHP Roy Halladay (6-3, 2.35) vs. RHP Livan Hernandez (3-6, 3.71)
Tuesday at Nationals: LHP Cliff Lee (4-4, 3.50) vs. RHP Jason Marquis (5-2, 4.26)