PreGame: Phillies @ Mets

Tonight’s Game:

After a Day off, the Mets (5-2) take on the Phillies (1-6) at 7:10 PM for Game two of a three game series at Shea Stadium. The Mets are sending Oliver Perez to the hill, who was great in his last start, and the Phillies are sending Adam Eaton, who is 0-1 with a 13.50 Earned Run Average. In his last start, he gave up 8 runs on 7 hits in 4.2 innings pitched, while walking four, allowing one home run, and striking out 3.

Today’s lineup should look like this:

1. Jose Reyes SS

2. Paul Lo Duca C

3. Carlos Beltran CF

4. Carlos Delgado 1B

5. David Wright 3B

6. Moises Alou LF

7. Shawn Green RF

8. Jose Valentin 2B

9. Oliver Perez P

Mets Scoop: Today, the Mets announced that Righty reliever Duaner Sanchez underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder. Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek inserted a screw in the coracoid, a small bone in front of his right shoulder, to repair the hairline fracture. He will be able to start rehabilitating in about 6-8 weeks.

Who to watch: Mets First Baseman Carlos Delgado seemed to be in a bit of a slump to start the season, most likely because he missed some Spring Training time due to his newborn baby. He erased any slump possibilities Monday during the Mets 11-5 plowing of the Phillies, as he went 3-for-3 and surprised everybody by laying down a bunt single away from the Phillies shift on the right side. Look for a big game from him against the Phillies mediocre pitching.

Also, look for Paul Lo Duca to keep moving Reyes over as long as Reyes gets on base. Now that Reyes is a much more comfortable and patient hitter, he is so versatile when it comes to Lo Duca picking up a single. Lo Duca has been called a “singles machine” due to the number of singles he gets from his great contact and hitting the opposite way.

For all Mets PreGame coverage, tune into Sports Radio 660 WFAN or switch your TV on to SportsNet New York’s North Fork Bank Mets PreGame Live.



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