New York Mets (62-79) at Philadelphia Phillies (80-59).
Mike Pelfrey (10-10, 4.83 ERA) starts vs. Jamie Moyer (12-9, 4.98 ERA).
With tomorrow's double header and J.A Happ's oblique injury, Jamie Moyer will make his 23rd start of the year. On Monday, the crafty veteran filled in for Happ nicely, despite the short notice. Since his bullpen demotion, Moyer is 2-0 with a 1.41 ERA. However, Moyer is 1-1 with a 7.08 ERA in 20 innings against the Mets this season. Mets hitters have batted .342 against the lefty.
Moyer will be opposed by Mike Pelfrey. Pelfrey is 3-0 with a 3.70 ERA in four starts against the Phillies this season. Ryan Howard is batting .400 with a home run in his career against Pelfrey. Chase Utley has a .300 average and three homers off Pelfrey.
The Mets elimination number is four. The Phillies can officially eliminate the Mets from the division this weekend.
Call of the Day: Chase Utley makes a potential game saving play.
"Ground ball... oh, great diving play Utley. Utley saved a lot of
trouble there, with a fine play diving to his left."