A night after having closer Jonathan Papelbon give-up a game-winning home run to a rookie taking his first swings as a major leaguer, the Philadelphia Phillies will turn to seemingly, reliable veteran right-hander Joe Blanton to help earn a victory in Game 2 of a best-of-three series against the visiting New York Mets (7:05 p.m. ET on PHL 17).
On Monday, in the series opener, Philadelphia was handed a disappointing late-inning loss when Mets pinch-hitter, Jordany Valdespin, smashed a three-run homer into the right field seats in the ninth inning. The at bat was Valdespin's first in the big leagues.
The Phillies hope the tides can turn Tuesday, as Blanton (3-3, 283 ERA) takes the mound opposing 41-year-old Miguel Batista (0-1, 6.92 ERA). Blanton is coming off his best start of the season, a complete-game shutout of the Atlanta Braves who managed three hits, while Batista is making the move from the bullpen to the starting rotation.
To catch the game, here's the viewing information:
Location: Citizen Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pa.
Game Time: 7:05 p.m. ET
TV Channel: PHL 17
Series: Mets own a 1-0 lead in the three-game series.