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GoodFellas Philadelphia Phillies @ NY Mets Preview Tuesday, June 9th

AP
2009-05-27
 
(The Line for this game is currently NY Mets -160 & the total is 7.5)
 
  Johan Santana takes the ball for the Mets tonight, & he looks to continue his dominance over the Phillies. Johan is 3-0 with a 2.49 ERA in six starts against the Phillies since joining New York. He held them to two hits and struck out 10 in seven innings of a 1-0 win May 6. Johan has owned the top of the Phillies' lineup. Jimmy Rollins, Victarino and Chase Utley have combined to go 6 for 55 (.109) against Santana. Both Ryan Howard & Raul Ibanez have had great success vs Johan throughout their career: Howard (6-17 .353 2HR's) Ibanez (13-37 .351 2B, HR) & Werth who notoriously hammers left-handed pitching is (5-19 .263 2B, HR). The Phillies are playing great ball right now, winning 17 of 23 overall and 13 of 17 on the road since getting swept in a two-game set in Queens from May 6-7. Philly sends own very talented youngster J.A. Happ tonight. Happ has thrown 5 2-3 shutout innings in relief against the Mets this year, in 2 relief apperances. Since joining the Philly starting rotation, Happ is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in three starts, he threw 7 shutout innings in a 5-1 win over San Diego on Wednesday, and he's holding opponents to a .181 batting average this year, very impressive numbers for the youngster. Only two Mets have 5 AB's or more vs Happ: David Wright (2-5 .400 HR) & Beltran (2-8 .250 HR). Santana's L/4 starts he has a ERA of 4.82 in 26 IP. The Mets are 7-5 vs left-handed starters this season, & 22-14 in night games, & their team bullpen numbers at home are very good, 2.49 ERA & a WHIP of 1.301. For Philly, they are 15-5 vs left-handed starters this season, & they are a MLB best 21-8 on the road. Philly is also 22-15 in night games, & their team bullpen numbers on the road are: 3.18 ERA & they have a WHIP of 1.210. J.A. Happ is 2-0 with a 1.16 ERA on the road this season. The Phillies are winners of 8 out of their L/10, while the Mets are 5-5 in their L/10, which included getting swept at Pittsburgh last week & they took 2 of 3 from the lowly Nationals over the weekend. The Mets are 17-9 at home this season, & Santana is 4-1 at home in 6 starts, with a ERA of 1.37, with a WHIP of 1.07 and a very impressive .193 batting average against. Johan has allowed just 3 HR's at home all year and has walked just 14, while striking out 51 in those 39.1 IP.
 

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