Lineups: Mets vs. Phillies 1:10 pm et
1. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
2. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
3. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
4. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
5. Ryan Howard (L) 1B
6. Carlos Ruiz (R) C
7. Cedric Hunter (L) LF
8. Peter Bourjos (R) RF
9. Jeremy Hellickson (R) P
SP: Jeremy Hellickson RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Michael Conforto (L) LF
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Matt Harvey (R) P
SP: Matt Harvey RHP (0-1, 4.76 ERA)
Today’s game can be seen on SNY and MLB Network.
SERIES NOTES: The Mets will play their first rubber game of the season today…New York went 7-10 in rubber games in 2015, including 3-4 at home…The Mets have won eight on their last nine series vs. the Phillies.
VS. PHILADELPHIA: The Mets are 10-2 vs. the Phillies in their last 12 games at Citi Field dating to August 31, 2014… New York went 14-5 vs. the Phillies (8-1 at home) last year… The 14 wins were the most in team history in a single-season vs. the Phillies…New York had a franchise high-tying 10-game winning streak vs. the Phillies from May 9-August 31, 2015… The Mets are 28-12 vs. Philadelphia over the last three years (including 2016).
METS PITCHING: The Mets lead the majors with a 1.29 ERA… The staff has allowed three runs, two earned, in its last 29.0 innings (0.62 ERA) dating to the eighth inning of their first game on April 3 at Kansas City.
THE BULLPEN: Has not allowed an earned run in 11.1 innings this season…The Mets are the only team in the majors whose bullpen has not permitted an earned run…The pen has not issued a walk and struck out 12.
HARVEY AT HOME: Since 1950, Matt Harvey has the third- best home ERA (2.05; 54 earned runs/237.0 innings) of any starter in his first three major league seasons (min. home 30 starts)…In Matt Harvey’s last 11 home regular season starts dating to June 16, 2015, he is 5-1 with a 1.25 ERA (10 earned runs/72.0 innings)…Harvey has allowed more than two earned runs in just one of his last 11 home starts…Last year he was 8-3 with a 2.23 ERA (28 earned runs/113.0 innings) at Citi Field.
1986 JERSEYS: Every Sunday home game this season, the Mets will wear replica 1986 jerseys in honor of the 30th Anniversary World Series championship team.
NOTABLE METS VS HELLICKSON:
- Curtis Granderson: .176 (3-17, 1 2B, 1 HR)
- Neil Walker: .400 (2-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI)
- Yoenis Cespedes: .333 (2-6, 1 2B, 1 K)
- Alejandro De Aza: .267 (4-15, 3 2B, 1 RBI)
- Asdrubal Cabrera: .250 (2-8, 1 BB, 1 K)
- David Wright: 1.000 (2-2, 1 2B, 1 BB)