Pelfrey: The Mets moved Pelfrey up a day to give lefty Jon Niese more rest. Pelfrey is coming off a 13-3 loss to the Nationals in which he allowed six runs in 3 2/3 innings.
THREE MATCHUPS TO WATCH
Kendrick vs. Mets: In a 3-1 win on Aug. 15, he held them to one run in 6 2/3 innings. In a 9-1 loss on April 30, he allowed four runs in five innings.
Phillies vs. Pelfrey: The first time they faced him this season, they scored six runs in four innings in a 10-0 win. In the other two, they scored three runs in 14 innings.
Howard vs. Pelfrey: The big man is hot. And he is also 11-for-27 with a home run in his career off Pelfrey.
UPCOMING PITCHING PROBABLES
Tomorrow at New York: Phillies RHP Roy Oswalt (5-1, 2.30) vs. Mets LHP Jon Niese (9-7, 3.85)
Monday at Florida: Phillies RHP Joe Blanton (6-6, 5.15) vs. Marlins TBA
Tuesday at Florida: Phillies LHP Cole Hamels (10-10, 3.06) vs. Marlins TBA