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Official Starters & Line-Up Cards For Today’s Game

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GAME 1: 4/5/11 (7:05 PM)
Chris R. Young – Chris R. Young was considered one of the better young pitchers in the National League, posting a 3.72 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 42 Wins, and 588 K’s in 655.6 IP for the Texas Rangers and San Diego Padres. The one thing holding Young back from a fruitful career, however, has been injuries. Between 2008 and 2010, Young only pitched 198.3 innings, and looked over-matched in 2009 (5.22 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 1.25 K/BB ratio). Despite the long road back, Young returned towards the end of 2011, and posted a promising 0.90 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 2 Wins, and 1.36 K/BB ratio in 20 IP (4 starts). The Mets are hoping the 6′10″ right-hander can finally stay healthy, and contribute like his old self. (Career vs. Phillies: .248/.322/.410 line with a 2-2 record, 4.50 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 1.92 K/BB ratio)

Cole Hamels – Hamels is one of the Phillies four aces, and the only one who is homegrown. At age 26, Hamels posted a dominant 3.06 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 12 Wins, 3.46 K/BB ratio in 208.6 IP last season. Unlike previous seasons, Hamels is no longer the anchor of the Phillies rotation. This is actually a good thing. Now as the 4th starter, Hamels can just focus on pitching as opposed to carrying a rotation–something that could result in a career year at age 27. (Career vs. Mets: .306/.350/.478 line with a 2-8 record, 3.83 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, and 3.32 K/BB ratio)