Phils Seek Mets Sweep

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New York Mets (39-41) will face the Philadelphia Phillies (41-37).

Johan Santana (9-6, 3.34) will start against Joe Blanton (4-4, 5.08).

The Phillies go for a sweep against the Mets this afternoon. In the final game of the series, Johan Santana faces Joe Blanton.

Santana has been struggling-- for Johan Santana. He has lost three of his last four games, including his last start against the Milwaukee Brewers where he allowed five earned runs. In his career against the Phillies, Santana is 4-0 with a 2.95 ERA. In his last start against the Phillies, he gave up five runs on four home runs.

Blanton is 1-0 in his career against the Mets. In 21 innings, he allowed only five earned runs and Mets batters are hitting .213 against him. Joe Blanton is even batting 1.000 against Santana (1-for1).

Jimmy Rollins is 3-for6 against Santana this season. Ryan Howard is batting .350 with 3 home runs against Santana in his career.


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