Mets Win Again
Jon Niese had another really good outing throwing 6.2 innings of shutout ball and Bobby Parnell and Jon Rauch closed out the game. The Phillies are not the scary team they have been in the past without Ryan Howard and Chase Utley. The Mets pitching has been very good through the first eight games but the real test will be today when Mike Pelfrey pitches. If the Mets are going to have a successful season they need Pelfrey to pick it up. He was ok in his last outing against the Nationals but he’s been really bad at Citizens Bank Park in his career.
Luckily for the Mets Cole Hamels will be pitching for the Phillies. For one of the best starting pitchers in the National League; Hamels is only 3-10 lifetime against the Mets. Jason Bay is out of the lineup today as Scott Hairston will play left field. The Mets are currently ˝ game behind the Nationals for the NL East lead.