Friday, April 26, 7:10 PM EDT, Citi Field
Kyle Kendrick, RHP---Dillon Gee, RHP
1-1, 3.28 ERA
---1-3, 5.95 ERA
Phils: Kendrick didn't have his best stuff against the Cardinals on April 21. He needed 113 pitches to get through six innings but managed to post his third straight quality start. He's had 11 quality starts in his past 14 outings dating back to 2012.
Mets: Gee was cruising along Sunday before walking three of the first four batters he faced in the sixth. Prior to that, he had struck out six Nationals batters and walked none. Gee holds a career 7.75 ERA against the Phillies.
Saturday, April 27, 1:05 PM EDT, Citi Field
Jonathan Pettibone, RHP---Shaun Marcum, RHP
0-0, 3.38 ERA
---0-0, -.-- ERA
Phils: He allowed six hits, two runs and struck out six in 5 1/3 innings in his big league debut Monday. No Phillies pitcher had struck out more in his big league debut since Cole Hamels struck out seven in his debut May 12, 2006.
Mets: Marcum will come off the disabled list to make his Mets debut against the Phillies, after nerve irritation in his neck sidelined him for almost a full month. He last pitched Monday in an extended spring game, tossing five scoreless innings.
Sunday, April 28, 1:10 PM EDT, Citi Field
Cole Hamels, LHP---Jon Niese, LHP
0-3, 5.40 ERA
---2-1, 3.81 ERA
Phils: Hamels has a 2.57 ERA (six earned runs in 21 innings) in his last three starts, but no wins to show for it as the Phillies have scored just four runs for him in that stretch. He's started the season 0-3 for the first time in his career.
Mets: Niese has shown himself to be a solid major league starter over the last few seasons. After a tough loss of their former ace in Santana, Niese and Harvey have made Mets fans forget about the former ace.