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Official Starters and Line-Up Cards for Today’s Game

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GAME 3: 4/7/11 (3:05 PM)
Jon Niese – Niese looked more like an opening day starter than Pelfrey in his first start this season, hurling 7 quality innings, giving up just 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, and striking out 3 batters. The issue with Niese isn’t lack of talent or “stuff,” but just the journey that is a regular MLB season. The young lefty had difficulty maintaining success into the second half of 2010, as was evident by his second half 4.82 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 2.21 K/BB ratio split–as opposed to the 3.61 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 2.61 K/BB ratio he posted in the first half. If Niese can prove a season of consistency, he might be the Mets “ace” by season’s end. (Career vs. Phillies: .208/.282/.286 line with a 1-1 record, 2.14 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 2.50 K/BB ratio)

Roy Halladay – Speaking of “ace,” look no further than Roy Halladay, who pitched 6 innings, with 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, and 6 K’s against the Houston Astros last week. The veteran righty dominated in 2010 with a 2.44 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 21 Wins, 9 CG, and a league-leaguing 7.30 K/BB ratio in 250.6 IP. At age 34, Halladay still doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. The pitcher has such great command of his pitches, that even as his velocity goes, he’ll be able to lean on his impeccable control (1.1 BB/9 IP). (Career vs. Mets: .267/.301/.433 line with a 6-2 record, 3.86 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 4.78 K/BB ratio)