PHI: LHP Jamie Moyer (1-0, 5.52 ERA)
Moyer is coming off a no-decision against the Cubs on Sunday in which he allowed four runs over five innings, striking out two and walking one. His lone win this season came against the Mets on April 8, when he held New York to two runs in six innings. A matchup to watch here will be Moyer against Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado. Delgado has hit eight home runs off the southpaw, second only to Manny Ramirez’s 10.
NYM: LHP Oliver Perez (1-0, 3.38 ERA)
Though the Mets built an early lead for Perez on Sunday against the Brewers, he quickly lost it, serving up six runs in his second straight no-decision. Perez couldn’t escape the fifth, allowing eight hits in total — one of them a homer into Shea Stadium’s second deck. The lefty struck out four and walked three. Perez pitched well in his first start against the Phillies, but a high pitch count limited him to only 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball.
The Phils look to even the series at 1 game a piece today and avoid losing 4 straight to the Mets. Last night’s game was miserable and even after Dobbs hit the pinch hit 3 run homer I still knew we weren’t gonna win the game. Unfortunately Brad Lidge gave up his first ER of the year on a sac fly by Carlos Delgado but we all knew that would happen eventually and thankfully it wasn’t in a save spot. The first Burrell vs. Wagner match up of the year ended in Burrell popping up to short center field. Today will be another battle of lefties as Oliver Perez will take the mound against granpa Jamie Moyer.
Perez started his last start off strong but ended up giving up 6 ER in one inning. When he last pitched against the Phils he pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings but had to leave early due to pitch count. Hopefully today the Phils can jump out to an early lead and keep it. bottom line is we need Jimmy back, we can’t beat the Mets without him…
PLEASE BE BACK IN THE LINE UP TODAY JIMMY…