Preview: Phillies v. Mets – 7:05 pm Eastern.
The World Champions Philadelphia Phillies (11-9, 2nd) will be hosting their rivals, the New York Mets (9-12, 4th) for a three-games weekend series at Citizens Bank Park. The first game of the three-games set will be played tonight, weather permitting, at 7:05 pm Eastern. The Phils will be sending to the mound Chan Ho Park (0-0, 7.16), who is coming off his third straight no-decision as a starter, as he faced the Florida Marlins on April 25, pitching seven good innings, giving up four runs on five hits and a walk, while striking out five, in the Phillies’ 6-4 extra-innings win. Park will be trying to gain his first win as a Phil. The Mets will counter with Mike Pelfrey (2-0, 6.32), who is coming off a win against the Nationals, also on April 25, as he went five and two-thirds innings, giving up two runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out only one batter, in the Mets’ 8-2 blow-out. He will be shooting for his third win of the season. The Phillies will be trying to send the Mets a message during the series, as they prepare to win their second straight home series, and their third straight series win since losing their three-games set with the Brewers.