Cole Hamels will look to exorcise his demons against the Mets tonight as the Phillies are in Queens for the second game of their series at Citi Field. Hamels was pounded in his first start of the year against the Mets earlier this season lasting only 2 2/3 innings, giving up six runs on seven hits. He's actually lost five straight to the Mets, however in 2010 he pitched to a 3.20 ERA against the club, but the Phils were shut out in three of his starts. The two Mets who have hit Hamels the best, Ike Davis .429 and David Wright .324, are both currently on the DL.
He will oppose Mike Pelfrey, who has an almost amazing home/road split against the Phils. In eight home starts against the Phillies he has in impressive ERA of 2.75. In seven road starts against them, he's got an atrocious 9.38. Ryan Howard has four at bats against Pelfrey this year and has taken him yard twice. Howard has hit .412 in his career against Pelfrey, Chase Utley has a .300 career average.
Pelfrey has served up seven home runs over his last five starts.