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Nation Notes: Mets vs. Phillies

New York Mets (69-56) at Philadelphia Phillies (50-76)

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Starting Pitchers:
PHI: Jerad Eickhoff, RHP (1-0, 0.00)
vs.
NYM: Bartolo Colon, RHP (10-11, 4.90)

Time: 7:05 EST, Citizens Bank Park
TV: CSN
Weather: Partly Sunny, 79 degrees
Media: Twitter and Facebook

A Note for Today:

The third game of the four game series against the Mets comes to you tonight, featuring Jerad Eickhoff in his second showing of the year after facing the Miami Marlins on August 21st.  Eickhoff came to the Phillies in the Cole Hamels trade with Texas, and looks to impress in his second outing after going 6.0 innings, only giving up 5 hits and no earned runs, while striking out 5 and walking only one batter.

Darnell Sweeney, who is a product of the most recent Chase Utley trade, will get his first look at the infield for the Phillies while leading off in the batting order.  Sweeney has gotten 5 game appearances so far since the trade, and had a home run for his first Major League hit on August 22nd against the Marlins.  In Triple-A for the year, Sweeney held a .271 batting average with 30 doubles and 9 home runs while playing 45 games at second base.

Bartolo Colon will be starting opposite the Phillies tonight, and has been fighting an ailment after being hit in the forearm by a pitch and was questionable to make his start.  The Phillies find themselves 10-1 against the Mets for the year, and it can’t get much worst than that.  Colon won both of the meetings in May, but still gave up 3 and 4 runs per outing, hoping that a more solid offense can take more of a chunk away from Bartolo this time around.

First pitch is at 7:05 EST.

Lineup:

Sweeney 2B, Galvis SS, Herrera CF, Howard 1B, Blanco 3B, Asche LF, Rupp C, Brown RF, Eickhoff RHP

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