Roy Halladay (3-1, 2.41) takes on Jonathon Niese (1-3, 5.10) in day baseball at Citizens Bank Park this afternoon. If you're looking for an encouraging trend for today's game, the Doc has won his last six starts against the Mets, good for 6-0 with a 2.54 ERA dating all the way back to 2006. If you're looking for even more fun Roy trends? Halladay has won his last 11 starts against NL East opponents. The beast of the East to be sure.
As for the bats, John Mayberry Jr. will get the start in left and Dane Sardinha will handle the catching duties with Chooch banged up and Schneider seeing a lot of work over the past week.
First pitch scheduled for 1:10 from CBP. Forecasts call for an influx of sun and jorts.