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Open Thread - Game 133: Mets vs. Phillies (08/30/2007) on SNY

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Source: mlb.com

Tale of the tape:

Hernandez Lohse
ERA 3.07 4.47
FIP 4.44 4.52
K/9 7.83 5.55
BB/9 3.59 2.55
K/BB 2.18 2.18
HR/9 1.17 1.08
WHIP 1.08 1.33
GB/FB 0.81 0.90
BABIP .220 .296
eBABIP .235 .337

Que se dillio:

If you believe in the power of momentum in this sport then the Mets find themselves in quite a pickle. They have lost four straight games overall including the first three in this series and they go at it again with the Phillies today at 1pm. In a way I think it's good for them to get back out there this afternoon to give it another go instead of having to stew over last night's loss for a full 24 (or 21 ) hours. El Duque looks to straighten things out for this wayward ship, but no pitcher is an island: if the Mets can't figure out how to score some runs then the ship's status will rapidly shift from staggering to flag out hull breach.

Check out the preview of tonight's game at Baseball-Reference.com.

The other side of the tracks:

Check out The Good Phight for discussion of this game from the point-of-view of the opponent.

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