July 16, 2011
4:10 PM ET
RADIO: WFAN 660
NEW YORK METS
Starting Pitcher: Jon Niese (8-7, 3.88 ERA)
The last time Niese faced the Phillies, he allowed one run over 6.1 innings to get a win. In his career, he is 2-3 with a 3.11 ERA against Philadelphia.
Starting Pitcher: Cole Hamels (11-4, 2.32 ERA)
Hamels finished the first half of the season going 11-4 with a 2.32 ERA. Luckily for the Mets, he hasn't fared particularly well against them, posting a 3-9 record against New York, with a 4.22 ERA.
Pagan-CF, Turner-2B, Hairston-RF, Murphy-3B, Bay-LF, Paulino-C, Evans-1B, Tejada-SS, Niese-LHP
According to Adam Rubin:
Carlos Beltran is not expected at the ballpark today because of the flu, except possibly to see a team trainer or doctor, Terry Collins said. Collins said Beltran had "very high" fever during Friday's game and was nearly pulled from the series opener.