NY Sports Dog: The Pitching Matchups

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Pitching Matchups

Johan Santana (8-7, 3.10 ERA, 1.224 WHIP) vs Joe Blanton (5-12, 4.96 ERA, 1.417 WHIP)

Game 1--Santana did have a bad outing vice Cincy, but he's pitched very well against the Phils this year, and Santana is a big game pitcher. Blanton hasn't pitched in two weeks and is making his Philly debut.

Advantage : Mets

John Maine (8-7, 4,22 ERA, 1.354 WHIP) vs Brett Myers (3-9, 5.84 ERA, 1.564 WHIP)

Game 2--John Maine has been pretty awful of late--he is OK early in games, then seems to fade--Mets hope this is a turnaround game for him. Brett Myers is coming back off a stint in the minors, hasn't pitched in the big leagues a month, has an 8.18 road ERA in 2008, and he has been awful.

Advantage: Mets

Oliver Perez (6-6, 4.36 ERA, 1.427 WHIP) vs Jamie Moyer (9-6, 3.90 ERA, 1.358 WHIP)

Game 3--We've had quite a bit of good Ollie of late, but there's always that little part of the back of your mind that worries. Ollie has pitched very well against the Phils. Jamie Moyer is having an excellent season, and he's handcuffed the Mets in three starts this year, allowing only 7 earned runs and 18 2/3rds innings.

Advantage: Push

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