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213 Miles From Shea:
The Mets start their first road series of the year in Philadelphia tonight. The Mets are fresh off of winning their first two series of year for the first time since 2006 and their first walk off win of the year. Aaron Laffey allowed a lot of hits in the first 4.1 innings and somehow only 3 earned runs. The bullpen took over after that and didn’t allow a single run and the Mets were able to stage a rally in the ninth inning. The Phillies have gotten off to a rocky start dropping their first two series of year with a 2-4 record. Tonight Matt Harvey looks to repeat his first performance as he goes up against Roy Halladay.
Matt Harvey picked up the win in his first start not allowing any runs in 7.0 innings while striking out 10 batters and only walking 2. Last season he was 3-5 over 10 starts and 59.1 innings. Last season he faced the Phillies twice, picking up a win in 13.1 innings of work allowing only 3 earned runs while walking 5 batters and striking out 13. The Phillies have the following numbers against Harvey:
Rollins 2-5, 2B, HR
Nix 1-3, 2B
The Mets batters look to do battle with Roy Halladay tonight who could be in a rough spot. He struggled early on Spring Training and it looks like some of his pitches have become flat. That struggle (11 ER in 16.1 innings at Spring Training) continued into the season as Roy allowed 5 ER over 3.1 innings against the Braves. He only pitched against the Mets once last year allowing 2 ER over 7 innings, and he normally does well against the Mets who have the following numbers against Halladay:
Wright 4-24, 2B, 3B
Davis 5-22, 2B
Byrd 5-16, 2 2B, 3B
Let’s Go Mets!
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The wheels again fell off for Doc in his second start of the season. Photo: AP
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Halladay Hits the Wall
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Just a update , I haven’t felt this good since 2010 ,
— Roy Oswalt’s Website (@royoswalt44net) April 9, 2013
I would love to come back to Philly , loved my time there , amazing fans
— Roy Oswalt’s Website (@royoswalt44net...