Philadelphia Phillies (59-71)-New York Mets (58-70)
LEE: Lee was 0-4 with a 5.06 ERA in five starts before Wednesday, when he allowed nine hits, two runs and struck out six in seven innings against the Rockies. It was the first time he had allowed two runs or fewer since June 24.WHEELER: Since July 1, Wheeler is 5-1 with a 3.08 ERA, 49 strikeouts and 22 walks in 53 2/3 innings. In his lone start against the Phillies, Wheeler gave up two runs in 4 2/3 innings, needing 106 pitches to record 14 outs.
KENDRICK: Kendrick allowed eight hits, four runs, one walk, one home run and struck out two in five-plus innings last Wednesday against the Rockies. In a 10-start stretch dating to June 30, he is 3-7 with a 6.45 ERA.NIESE: Since returning from the disabled list with a partially torn left rotator cuff, Niese has posted a 2.84 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 19 innings. Niese last faced the Phillies in April, giving up one run over 6 2/3 innings.
HAMELS: Although having won only one of his last five starts, the three runs Hamels allowed in his last outing against Arizona were the most he gave up in that span. Since May 31, Hamels has lowered his ERA from 4.86 to 3.62.MATSUZAKA Matsuzaka struggled in his Mets debut on Friday, giving up five runs on six hits in five innings in a loss to the Tigers. The veteran right-hander is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two career starts vs. the Phillies.
MARTIN: After three consecutive creditable starts, the rookie failed to get out of the first inning vs. Arizona his last time out, three walks and three hits forcing is exit with three runs in and two men on base. This is his sixth big league start._________________________________________________TORRES: Torres will take the place of Matt Harvey who will miss the remainder of the 2013 season with a partially torn UCL in his elbow.
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