Found May 28, 2012 on We Should Be GM's:
Philadelphia Phillies (25-24, Last Place) @ New York Mets (27-21, 2nd Place) Pitching Matchups: Monday, 1:10 Cole Hamels vs. Jonathon NieseTuesday, 7:10 Joe Blanton vs. Jeremy HefnerWednesday, 7:10 Cliff Lee vs. Dillon GeeMutts Offense:R -  204 (15th)AVG - .258 (11th)OPS - .711 (19th)The don't have much.  David Wright is awesome (.382/1.077).  Daniel Murphy and Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit for average.  Other than that, they scrape together runs any which way they can.  Mutts Pitching:ERA - 4.33 (25th)WHIP - 1.37 (24th)BAA - .263 (25th)Phils luckily miss Darth Santana and Knuckle-ballin' Dickey this series.  Niese is okay, but nothing special.  Gee gets hit around, and Hefner has a 6.17 ERA so he's likely to pitch 7 innings of 1 run ball against the Phils.Head-Scratcher:The Phillies have scored only 4 less runs than the Mets this season (204 to 200), and have allowed 28 fewer runs (223 to 195), so how the hell is it that they have such a better record?  Hmm...Prediction:Phils ta...
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