The tail of the tape for tonight's heavyweight bout, plus the undercard.
Santana vs. the Phillies: The left-hander has made only one career start against them. On June 23, 2002, Santana received a no-decision in the Twins 5-1 victory at Veterans Stadium. The southpaw allowed one run, two hits while walking six and striking out five over 4.2 innings. (The hits were by Todd Pratt and Scott Rolen, in case you were wondering). Of the current team, Geoff Jenkins has seen him the most and is 3-for-12 off him.
Hamels vs. the Mets: In four starts, he’s 1-1 with a 2.77 ERA and 26/9 K/BB ratio. He faced them three times last season and none of the games represented his finest work. His last start against the Mets came June 29 at home, walking a season-high five and allowing three runs over five innings.
Bullpens: The Mets bullpen hasn’t allowed a run in its last 13.2 innings. They’re tied for the NL lead with Colorado with a 3.00 ERA. The Phillies are right behind with a 3.22 ERA.
Friday, April 18: Hamels (2-1, 0.82) vs. Santana (1-2, 3.05) 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, April 19: Perez (1-0, 3.38) vs. Moyer (1-0, 5.52), 3:55 p.m.
Sunday, April 20: Pelfrey (2-0, 1.50) vs. Eaton (0-0, 4.12), 8:05 p.m.