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GAME 2 PREVIEW: Mets at Dodgers, 10:10 PM

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Mike Pelfrey (4-7, 4.92 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 1.87 K/BB): Up until Pelf’s last start, the righty has walked just three batters in thirty-three June innings. However, Pelfrey concluded June by surrendering five free passes (as well as eight hits and four earned-runs in 4.6 innings). The former first rounder has been torturing fans with his inconsistency the whole season, but we’re all hoping July will be more like his other June starts than his last one. (Career vs. Dodgers: .339/.391/.403 line with 4.80 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, and 2.00 K/BB)

Ted Lilly (5-8, 4.97 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 3.78 K/BB): 2011 might be the start of the inevitable decline for the once dependable Ted Lilly. Lilly has posted his highest National League ERA and WHIP, as well as his career-high in hits allowed per nine innings (9.9 Hits/9). His K/BB is still rock solid due to pinpoint control (1.7 BB/9), but his 6.4 K/9 is a career-low. The 35 year-old lefty still has some juice left, but he’s not the same pitcher he was just last season. (Career vs. Mets: .219/.323/.404 line with a 3.52 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and 1.28 K/BB)