For the Mets, the most interesting aspect of this weekend's series with Phillies will be Saturday's start by Dillon Gee, who can continue to build equity toward a spot in the rotation next season.

Gee allowed one run on two hits in seven innings to beat Washington in his first major league appearance. He then shut out the Pirates on five hits over six innings in a no-decision. He lost to the Braves in his last outing, giving up thee earned runs in seven innings.

Gee is likely to be pitching in a playoff-like atmosphere as the Phillies close in on the NL East title. It will be a good test of his stuff--and his nerves.

Tonight: R.A. Dickey (11-7, 2.92) vs. Joe Blanton (7-6, 5.04). With a 10-game winning streak, Phillies are due to lose and Dickey could be up to task. 

Saturday: Gee (1-1, 1.80) vs. Kyle Kendrick (10-9, 4.78). Gee tries for what would be his biggest victory. Maybe too much to ask of the rookie on what could be clinching weekend for Phillies.

Sunday: Pat Misch (0-4, 4.44) vs. Cole Hamels (12-10, 2.93):  Misch doesn't beat anyone, so he sure doesn't beat the Phillies.