Found September 17, 2012 on 213 Miles From Shea:
The Mets and Phillies start a series tonight as the Mets look to play spoiler for the suddenly resurgent Phillies. If you have been tuned off to baseball with the Mets decline, the Phillies have been on the rise to become mathematically relevant as the Pirates have really slid off. Tonight, R.A. Dickey will make the start as he goes against Cliff Lee. Dickey is 18-5 over 205.0 innings with 197 strikeouts with a 2.68 ERA. In the last five starts he his 3-1 over 36.2 innings with a 1.72 ERA while striking out 22 batters. In 14.0 innings against the Phillies this year, he allowed 6 ER. The Phillies have the following numbers against Dickey: Rollins 6-20, 3 2B, 3B
Ruiz 5-16, 2B
Howard 3-12
Mayberry 2-9
Utley 2-8, 2B
Pierre 1-5 The Mets batters will go against Cliff Lee, who is 5-7 over 26 games and 182.0 innings while posting a 3.36 ERA. In his last four games he has pitched 27.1 innings allowing 4 runs, 3 earned.  He’s 1-1 against the Mets in 4 starts this year pitching 27.0 innings while posting a 3.67 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers against him: Hairston 6-24, 2B, 2 HR
Wright 5-17, 2B
Bay 4-14, HR
Murphy 5-15, 3 2B
Torres 4-14, 2B, 3B
Duda 4-12, HR
Tejada 5-10, 2 2B Let’s Go Mets! Tweet

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