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The New York Mets (39-40) will face the Philadelphia Phillies (40-37) at 4:05 PM at Citizens Bank Park.

The matchup is Fernando Nieve (3-1, 2.25 ERA) vs. Jamie Moyer (6-6, 6.05 ERA)

There will be early fireworks today. The Phillies and Mets square off for the middle game of the series.

Nieve is coming off a rough start against the Milwaukee Brewers where he allowed three runs in 3.1 innings. Nieve has never started against the Phillies, but pitched 1.1 innings in relief against them. He gave up five earned runs in those five appearances, all coming last season.

Jamie Moyer is 7-5 with a 3.66 ERA in his career against the Mets. This year, the Mets have roughed Moyer up in three starts. He has given up 15 earned runs in 14 innings. Mets hitters are batting .393 against him this season.


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