On Deck: April 9, 2008

Philadelphia Phillies (4-4) at New York Mets (2-4)   7:10pm  TV: SNY, ESPN2   Radio: WFAN

Kyle Kendrick (1-0) vs. Mike Pelfrey (0-0)

What to watch:  Although it’s early in the season, the Mets really do need a win to take this three game series from the Phillies. They don’t want to lose two series in a row so early to division rivals. Mike Pelfrey had a very rough spring and is only pitching by default, due to injury to El Duque. He needs to impress or he might not get another start.

Carlos Beltran Calls Out Jimmy Rollins

Soft spoken Carlos Beltran called out Jimmy Rollins and the Phillies. He said that with Johan Santana the Mets are the team to beat in the NL East this year. You can read about it everywhere but David Lennon at Newsday has a good account. Beltran said he doesn’t care if he gets booed in Philly either since he already gets the same treatment in Houston.