Hefner took the loss in his last start against the Marlins despite pitching well, allowing one run and five hits in six innings. Over his last three starts, dating back to September 26, 2012, Hefner is 2-1 with a 1.33 ERA, allowing 13 hits while striking out 17 and walking five over 20 1/3 innings. Hefner has been hammered by the Phillies in his career, allowing 13 runs and 17 hits in only 7 1/3 innings in three appearances and two starts.
Kyle Kendrick (0-1, 7.94 ERA) will start for the Phillies.
Kendrick was tagged for five runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Royals in his first start of the season last week. Kendrick has struggled in his career as a starting pitcher, 47-39 with a 4.40 ERA in 124 starts. Kendrick has pitched reasonably well against the Mets in his career, going 5-7 with a 3.56 ERA in 18 appearances and 12 starts against them.