Bizarre could be one adjective to describe this year for the Phillies, and definitely for their starting pitcher today, Cliff Lee. One of the best hurlers in the league, Lee is still amazingly without a win on the campaign.
Lee has made 13 starts and while his ERA is average at 4.13, it's an absolute stunner to still see a goose egg in his win column. The lefty has pitched three times against the Mets in 2012, with the Phillies going 1-2. However, the last time Philadelphia won in a game started by Lee was on May 30, when it defeated New York.
On the other side, Chris Young will toe the rubber for the Mets. Young has been excellent for the Amazins' thus far, sporting a 2-1 record with a 3.30 ERA. At 6-foot-11, Young appears to throw harder than he actually does (his fastball tops out in the mid-80's) because of his long arm and high release point.
The Phillies will need to figure Young out and perhaps get Lee his first win of the year if they want to avoid losing another series.
Time: 1:10 p.m. ET