Lineup: Galvis SS/Hernandez 2B/Herrera CF/Franco 3B/Howard 1B/Ruiz C/Hunter LF/Bourjos RF/Hellickson P
Notes for today:
The right-handed Hellickson has a 1-1 record with a 9.31 ERA in two career starts against the Mets. Curtis Granderson is 3-for-17 (.176 avg) with a double and a homer against Hellickson in his career.
In 162 career games against the Mets, Ryan Howard has a .247 average, 45 home runs and 130 RBI. Howard is a .211 hitter in 47 games at Citi Field.
Second baseman Cesar Hernandez is off to a solid start this season, batting .400 (6-for-15) through four contests. In 23 career games against the Mets, the 25-year-old sports a .294 average.
In eight career games against the Phillies, Harvey has a 6-1 record with a 2.44 ERA and a .191 batting average against. Last season the righty posted an ERA that was a full run higher (3.42 vs. 2.42) in day games than it was in night games.
Mets third baseman David Wright has a .286 average with 34 homers and 119 RBI in 184 career games against the Phils. Wright batted .333 in 17 home games last year in an injury-shortened season.
In 12 career games against the Phillies, outfielder Michael Conforto has tallied a .349 average with five doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI.
Your Gameday Beer: Tim here – Full disclosure: I host trivia night at the Newbugh Brewing Company (Newburgh, NY) every few weeks (and am hosting this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.!), so I’m a big fan of this brewery. But Newburgh’s Brown Ale is terrific, the perfect hang-out beer, very sessionable and with just enough nutty taste to invoke the best of the British style. Have a hot dog or two, sit back, and watch the Phils attempt to take a series from the Mets. Go Phils!