Preview: Mets at Phillies April 29, 2011

New York Mets (11-14) at Philadelphia Phillies (16-8)  7:05pm

Mike Pelfrey (1-2 7.23) vs. Joe Blanton (0-1 5.92)


What to watch: The Mets already lost a series in Philly in the first week of the season. Pelfrey had his worst start of the season in that series, and that’s saying something. He only went 2 innings and allowed 6 earned runs.

The Phillies are just half a game behind the Rockies for the best record in baseball. They’re coming off a west coast road trip where they swept four games in San Diego and then lost two of three to Arizona. Blanton has pitched really well in his last two starts after a rough beginning to the season. He’s only allowed 4 runs in 14 innings in his last two starts.

Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.