Philadelphia Phillies (69-50) at New York Mets (57-65)
J.A Happ (9-2, 2.66 ERA) vs. Tim Redding (1-4, 6.53 ERA)
As shown in game one of the four game series, the Mets aren't a team to take lightly, even though they are 13.5 games out and depleted with injuries. It's a true rivalry, and both teams want to beat each other.
Happ's last start started two hours late because of rain. In that outing against the Braves, Happ pitched 7.2 innings. He allowed three hits, but walked six. No Phillies starter has walked a batter since Happ on Sunday.
Happ will be opposed by Phillie-killer, Tim Redding. In the last two seasons, Redding is 3-1 with a 3.50 earned run average against the Phils. That ERA is high-- he only had one bad outing against them. He has shut them out twice, including a one-hitter against them.
Call of the Day: Before Nolan Ryan went onto strike out 5,714, Steve Carlton moved ahead of him.
"Struck 'em out! Number 3,522, Steve Carlton! He has surpassed Nolan
Ryan for the all time Major League strike out king!"