New York Mets (5-2) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (2-5)
Dillon Gee (0-1, 1.42) vs. Cliff Lee (1-0, 0.00)
Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 69
Media: Twitter and Facebook
After last night’s debacle, it all falls on the reliable arm of Cliff Lee to stop the bleeding. Lee will do his best to give the bullpen a break, one that comes into tonight’s game with an ERA of 6.04, 24th in baseball. Their starting pitchers ERA is an MLB worst 7.68.
The good news, Lee is 4-1 with a 2.09 ERA in eight career starts, striking out 56 in 56 innings. The Phillies could use the spark of yet another shutdown performance. And the fans can’t stomach another terrible outing.
On the other end, Dillon Gee has been rocked by the Phillies in six career starts. He’s 3-3 with a 6.46 ERA.
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