The New York Mets are on a roll and ready to go this week.
The Amazins' are set to take on the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday to kick off a three-game set between the two rivals at Citi Field.
New York is playing great, winners of its last three against the San Diego Padres and six games over .500 for the first time all season.
The Phillies on the other hand are a different story. Philly got lit up last night against the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals. To make matters even worse, Roy Halladay left the game after just two innings due to shoulder soreness and needs to be evaluated.
The good news for the Phillies is Cole Hamels pitches Monday afternoon. Hamels has been simply brilliant this year, compiling a 7-1 record with a 2.17 ERA. A very good case could be made that if the Cy Young Award was given out today, Hamels would need to clear some space on his mantle.
The Mets counter with Jon Niese. Niese has been extremely inconsistent from night-to-night, looking unhittable and then getting lit up. In his last start, Niese was on his game against Pittsburgh, throwing 7 2/3 innings and only allowing one run in a victory.
Time: 1:10 p.m. ET