Plax 4 Prez Posted May 10, 2006 Share Posted May 10, 2006 Glavine to take on Lidle New York Mets (21-11) at Philadelphia (18-14), 7:05 p.m. ET Not only has Tom Glavine never pitched in Citizens Bank Park, he hasn't won a game in Philadelphia since April 2002. He has lost four straight starts in that city. But here is the hard-to-fathom stat of Glavine's appearances against the Phillies: He hasn't beaten them since leaving the Braves. He has made nine starts against them, six at Shea, and lost six times. His ERA is a very un-Glavine 5.60 in those nine games and explained most readily by this: 25 walks in in merely 55 2/3 innings. So, given the about-face he has made since the All-Star break last season, how will he fare against a team that's hot and abusing its opponents? The Phillies have won nine straight and averaged 6.5 runs per game in their streak. This is a different Glavine. The Phillies did beat him Sept. 1. He allowed two runs in the first inning and a home run by Ryan Howard in the sixth. The Mets lost, 3-1. But these are different Mets, too. Pitching matchup NYM: LHP Tom Glavine (4-2, 1.94 ERA) Left-handed hitters are batting .111 against him this season. PHI: RHP Cory Lidle (2-3, 4.17 ERA) He has a 4-1 record with a 2.15 career ERA against the Mets. Player to watch Jimmy Rollins has a .370 average and two home runs in 46 career at-bats against Glavine. On the Internet MLB.TV Gameday Audio • Gameday • Official game notes On television • SNY On radio • WFAN 660 AM, WADO 1280 AM (Español) Up next • Thursday: Mets (RHP Steve Trachsel, 2-2, 4.96 ERA) at Phillies (RHP Gavin Floyd, 3-2, 6.16 ERA) 7:05 p.m. ET • Friday: Mets (RHP Jeremi Gonzalez 1-2, 3.03 ERA at Triple-A) at Brewers (RHP Dave Bush, 2-4, 4.12 ERA) 8:05 p.m. ET • Saturday: Mets (RHP Jose Lima, 0-1, 9.00 ERA) at Brewers (LHP Dana Eveland , 3-0, 0.87 ERA at Triple-A) 7:05 p.m. ET Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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