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Lineups: Phillies vs. Mets 7:10 pm et.

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Philadelphia Phillies (59-68):

1. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
2. Aaron Altherr (R) LF
3. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
4. Ryan Howard (L) 1B
5. Cameron Rupp (R) C
6. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
7. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
8. Peter Bourjos (R) RF
9. Adam Morgan (L) P

SP: Adam Morgan LHP (1-7, 6.21 ERA)

New York Mets (64-63):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Neil Walker (S) 2B
5. Wilmer Flores (R) 1B
6. Jay Bruce (L) RF
7. Justin Ruggiano (R) CF
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

SP: Bartolo Colon RHP (11-7, 3.36 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Final Recap: Mets 5 – Phillies 0

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New York Mets’ Jacob deGrom pitches during the second inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies this afternoon by the final score of 5-0. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Jacob deGrom threw a complete game shutout, allowing only one hit, while striking out 7 and only walking 1.
  • Curtis Granderson was 1-3 with a solo HR.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 1-4 with a 2-run HR.
  • Juan Lagares was 1-4 with an RBI triple.
  • Jose Reyes was 1-5 with an RBI double.

What an outstanding performance by Jacob deGrom this afternoon! He was absolutely filthy and threw his best game of the season, while only needing 105 pitches to do so. Today’s performance was also the first shutout and complete game in deGrom’s career. With today’s complete game shutout, deGrom became only the third pitcher in Mets history to throw a one-hit shutout in Philadelphia, joining Tom Seaver in 1970 and Terry Leach in 1982 to accomplish that feat. I previously stated that the All Star break came at the perfect time for the Mets rotation, and deGrom looked to be revitalized after deciding to rest, rather than participate in the All Star Game. After the slow start that deGrom’s season got off to with the lat injury and the birth of his son, he has seemed to turn a corner over the last couple of months. His velocity has been on the uptick and he seems to have returned to his dominant form as he has a 1.92 ERA over his last nine starts. The last time the Mets threw a one-hit shutout, R.A Dickey was on the mound against the Orioles back on June 12, 2012 during his Cy Young winning season. A surprising statistic considering all the talent the Mets currently possess in their rotation. Nonetheless congratulations to Jacob and I’m looking forward to a big second half from the Degrominator!

The Mets offense was also clicking today as Juan Lagares stayed hot, and both Asdrubal Cabrera and Curtis Granderson provided a pair of home runs for the Mets. The Mets love hitting in Philly however as they have hit 35 home runs at Citizens Bank Park over the last two seasons, (2015-16) which is the highest total for any visiting team at any major league venue over that span. Jose Reyes also stole his second base as a member of the Mets which now puts him only one behind the Mets team lead with three. A mind-boggling statistic nonetheless. 

This was the perfect series win for the Mets heading into Wrigley Field for the next three games. The Cubs are certainly going to have revenge on their mind as they have lost eight straight to the Mets dating back to last year’s NLCS. The Mets will have to bring their A game as they did a couple of weeks back when the Cubs came to Citi Field. It’s going to be a great competitive series, but for the rest of the day I’m going to enjoy this victory and deGrom’s historic performance. 

  • The Mets will open up a three-game series with the Cubs tomorrow evening at Wrigley with first pitch slated for 7:05 pm et. You can catch tomorrow night’s game on SNY and ESPN.
  • It will be a battle of southpaws as lefty Steven Matz (7-5, 3.38 ERA) will make his first start of the second half and oppose Cubs lefty Jon Lester (9-4, 3.01 ERA).

Lineups: Mets vs. Phillies 1:35 pm et.

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New York Mets (48-42): 

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Neil Walker (S) 2B
5. James Loney (L) 1B
6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Juan Lagares (R) CF
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Jacob deGrom (L) P

SP: Jacob deGrom RHP (5-4, 2.61 ERA)

Philadelphia Phillies (43-49):

1. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
2. Peter Bourjos (R) RF
3. Cody Asche (L) LF
4. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
5. Ryan Howard (L) 1B
6. Cameron Rupp (R) C
7. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
8. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
9. Zach Eflin (R) P

SP: Zach Eflin RHP (2-2, 4.08 ERA)

Today’s game can be seen on WPIX.

Last Night’s Recap: Mets 5 – Phillies 3

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The New York Mets (48-41) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (42-49) last night by the final score of 5-3. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Neil Walker was 1-4 with a 3-run home run.
  • Juan Lagares was 1-2 with a solo HR and 2 walks.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 3-5 with a double.
  • Jose Reyes was 0-5 with an RBI fielders choice.
  • Bartolo Colon got the win going 5.2 innings while allowing 3 runs (0 ER) on 4 hits with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
  • Jeurys Familia converted his 32nd save of the season.

The Mets won in customary Mets fashion last night as they homered their way to victory followed by some great pitching. Juan Lagares kicked the scoring off with a blast to center field that put the Mets up 1-0. Neil Walker followed that act up by blasting a Jeremy Hellickson fastball with two runners on into the left field seats in the top of the sixth. The Mets would never let the Phillies take the lead, although the Phillies made it a 4-3 game at one point. An errant toss by James Loney to Bartolo Colon allowed the Phillies back in the game in the bottom of the sixth inning as they would score three unearned runs. A triple, an RBI groundout, and a three straight singles would put the pressure on the Mets and have Colon removed from the game. Colon just seemed out of gas at that point and the bullpen did an excellent job in holding down the win for the Mets. Kudos to Addison Reed for getting four critical out tonight. He has been nothing short of spectacular this season in bridging the gap to Familia. It was a great win to start off the second half of the season and the Mets will need to continue to build off of wins against teams behind them in the standings as they make their chase for the postseason. 

Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Phillies 7:05 pm et.

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New York Mets (47-41):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
4. Neil Walker (S) 2B
5. James Loney (L) 1B
6. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
7. Brandon Nimmo (L) LF
8. Juan Lagares (R) CF
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

SP: Bartolo Colon RHP (7-4, 3.28 ERA)

Philadelphia Phillies (42-48):

1. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
2. Peter Bourjos (R) RF
3. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
4. Tommy Joseph (R) 1B
5. Cameron Rupp (R) C
6. Cody Asche (L) LF
7. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
8. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
9. Jeremy Hellickson (R) P

SP: Jeremy Hellickson RHP (6-6, 3.92 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

METS-PHILLIES NOTES: The Mets are 29-12 at Citizens Bank Park since 2012…The Mets have won 10 of their last 12 series vs. the Phillies…The Mets are 17-8 vs. Philadelphia since the start of the 2015 campaign.

HOMERS IN PHILLY: The Mets have hit 12 home runs in three games at Citizens Bank Park this year…New York has hit 29 homers in their last 10 games in Philadelphia dating to August 24, 2015.

FIRST-HALF HOMERS: New York belted 122 homers in the first- half, establishing a franchise record…The 2006 Mets had 120 home runs prior to the All-Star break.

SOLID PITCHING: The Mets rank third in the majors with a 3.39 ERA, the club has allowed 80 home runs, the second-fewest in the majors…The staff has issued 225 walks, the second-fewest in the majors…The Mets rank seventh in the majors with 749 strikeouts.

CLOSING TIME: Jeurys Familia was one of 10 relievers and the first Met to have 31 saves prior to the All-Star break since saves became an official stat in 1969…Familia has saved 47 consecutive games in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, extending a franchise-record.

COLON VS. PHILLIES: As a Met, Bartolo Colón is 7-3 with a 3.00 ERA in 11 career starts vs. the Phillies…His last win against the Phillies came on August 31, 2015 at Citi Field…Tossed 8.0 shutout innings and struck out nine in the Mets’ 3-1 win.

METS VS. HELLICKSON: Jeremy Hellickson is 2-1 with a 7.32 ERA (16 ER, 19.2 IP) in 4 career starts against the Mets…In two games started against the Mets this season he is 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA (6 ER in 10 IP) with 11 strikeouts and 2 walks…Notable numbers against the 29-year old right-hander are provided below…

  • Neil Walker: .500 (5-10), 1 2B, 2 RBI
  • Jose Reyes: .381 (8-21), 1 HR, 4 RBI
  • Yoenis Cespedes: .417 (5-12), 2 HR, 3 RBI
  • Travis d’Arnaud: .500 (1-2), 1 2B
  • Asdrubal Cabrera: .250 (3-12), 1 2B, 3 K
  • Juan Lagares: .333 (1-3), 1 K
  • James Loney: .500 (1-2), 1 RBI

Final Recap: Phillies 5 – Mets 4 (11 innings)

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The Philadelphia Phillies (7-9) avoided a sweep tonight by defeating the New York Mets (7-7) this evening by the final of 5-4 in 11 innings. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Lucas Duda was 3-5 tonight with with a solo HR.
  • Yoenis Cespedes was 2-6  with a solo HR.
  • Neil Walker was 4-5 with a run scored.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 1-5 with an RBI double, which originally was ruled a home run in the second inning before overturned upon umpire review.
  • David Wright had a rough night at the plate going 0-6 with 4 strikeouts, snapping a streak of 21 straight games reaching base dating to Sept. 20, 2015.
  • Michael Conforto was 0-5 with 3 strikeouts.
  • Bartolo Colon got the no-decision pitching 6 innings while allowing 3 runs, on 4 hits, with only 1 walk and 4 strikeouts.
  • Hansel Robles was charged with the loss in the bottom of the 11th, allowing a game-winning base hit to Phillies outfielder Peter Bourjos.

The Mets home run party continued tonight when Yoenis Cespedes and Lucas Duda slugged back-to-back home runs in the top of the fifth inning to give the Mets a 4-3 lead. The Mets hit back-to-back home runs every game this series with Lucas Duda being involved in all three occurrences. Duda is rapidly emerging as another Phillies killer on this Mets ball club next to David Wright. An interesting statistic I heard on tonight’s broadcast was that since Aug. 24, 2015, the Mets and Phillies have hit the same number of homers at Citizens Bank Park which is twenty-nine apiece. The Mets have only played ten games at the ballpark during that span. The Phillies have played thirty-three. Aside from the homers, the Mets however failed to capitalize on other opportunities as they were 2-14 with runners in scoring position and struck out a whopping 17 times tonight as a team. I hope this team doesn’t solely rely on the long ball and become an all or nothing team, as they have guys that are capable of hitting the ball in play and making something happen. It’s just a matter of the hitters driving those guys who are on base home without solely depending on the long ball. 

Phillies outfielder Peter Bourjos ended up being a thorn in the Mets side tonight both tying the game and winning the game on separate base hits. The game-winner he hit in the bottom of the 11th, was a ground ball hit deep enough to third base for him to beat the throw to first base. I immediately knew once the ball was hit deep enough, he had the speed to beat the throw that Wright would eventually make, and that is exactly what happened. It was a tough ending tonight but it doesn’t go without saying the Mets did have their opportunities, and simply didn’t capatalize enough. All in all they took the series from the Phillies with a historic power surge and they will look to continue that momentum going into Atlanta this weekend. They have had a great road trip thus far going 4-2 and just being a hair short of possibly being 6-0. The Mets will also be excited to welcome back one of their own in Jacob deGrom, as he makes his return to the mound Sunday afternoon. Despite the loss all is still looking up in Mets world!

  • The Mets will have the day off tomorrow but return to action on Friday night to begin a 3-game weekend set with Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:35 pm et and can be seen on SNY.
  • The Dark Knight Matt Harvey (0-3, 5.71 ERA) will look to right the ship as he takes the mound Friday evening for the Mets, while he opposes Braves right-hander Bud Norris (1-2, 6.23 ERA).

Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Phillies 7:05 pm et.

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New York Mets (7-6):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Neil Walker (S) 2B
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

SP: Bartolo Colon RHP (1-1, 2.13 ERA)

Philadelphia Phillies (6-9):

1. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
2. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
3. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
4. Ryan Howard (L) 1B
5. Carlos Ruiz (R) C
6. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
7. David Lough (L) LF
8. Jeremy Hellickson (R) P
9. Peter Bourjos (R) RF

SP: Jeremy Hellickson RHP (1-1, 4.30 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

METS-PHILLIES NOTES: The Mets are 29-11 at Citizens Bank Park since 2012…After winning the first two games of the series, the Mets will look to sweep the three-game set…New York swept a four-game series in Philadelphia, August 24-27, 2015…The Mets have now won 10 of their last 12 series vs. the Phillies.

ROAD WARRIORS: The Mets are 4-1 on their nine-game road trip which includes a stop in Atlanta after tonight…New York is 5-2 on the road this season…The Mets went 41-40 on the road in 2015.

FIRST INNING FUN: The Mets have scored in the first inning in each of their last five games (eight runs total)…New York has gone 4-1 in those games…The Mets are 7-2 when they score first this year after going 61-24 when scoring first last year.

 

HISTORIC HOMER SPAN: The Mets have hit 17 home runs in their last five games, the most home runs over any five-game span in franchise history…The previous mark was 16 home runs over five games from August 19-24, 2015…Research courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau.

HIGH FIVE: The Mets have hit 17 home runs, collected 14 doubles, two triples and scored 33 runs while hitting .283 (53-187) over their last five games…In the club’s first eight games, the Mets hit .194 (49-252) with 20 runs scored, eight doubles and two home runs…The Mets have 33 extra-base hits in their last five games after collecting 10 extra-base hits in their first eight games.

NEIL WALKER: Hit two home runs last night and has three home runs in his last two games and five home runs over his last five games…His last five hits have all been home runs…He has never homered in three straight games…Last night was the fourth time in Walker’s career, he’s hit two home runs in a game, last on July 1, 2015, with Pittsburgh at Detroit…Walker has three homers vs. lefthanders this season, which ties his career-high for a single season…Walker also hit three home runs off a lefty in 2010…He is batting .636 (7-11) vs. lefthanders this year.

WRIGHT STUFF: David Wright has 22 career home runs in Citizens Bank Park, the most by any visiting player in the ballpark’s history…Wright is hitting .292 (118-404) with 27 doubles and 69 RBI in 99 games at CBP…Wright’s 118 hits, 27 doubles, 22 home runs and 69 RBI are his most in any visiting ballpark…Wright is hitting .308 (12-39) in his last 10 games …Wright has reached base safely in 21 straight games dating to September 20, 2015…He has a .396 on-base percentage during that span.

YOENIS CESPEDES: Has six extra-base hits (three home runs, two doubles, one triple) and nine RBI in his last five games.. Cespedes is tied for eighth in the majors with 12 RBI… Cespedes has four home runs and 10 RBI in eight career games at Citizens Bank Park.

THE DUDE: Lucas Duda has 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 41 career games at Citizens Bank Park, both are career-highs for a visiting ballpark…Duda belted six home runs and had 12 RBI in 11 games vs. the Phillies in 2015…Duda has six RBI in his last three games…He has hit a homer in two straight games…He had a home run in three consecutive contests in 2015 (September 25-29).

BARTOLO COLON: Picked up the win in the Mets’ 6-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on April 15 at Progressive Field…Tossed 5.1 innings and allowed two runs, earned, on eight hits…Struck out five and walked one…The victory gave him win number 219 of his career, tying him with Pedro Martinez for the second-most all-time by a Dominican-born pitcher…His 219 wins are the most by any active Dominican-born pitcher in the majors…Since joining the Mets, he has made 10 starts against the Phillies and is 7-3 with a 2.86 ERA (21 earned runs/66.0 innings pitched)…Struck out 58 and walked nine…Has lost two straight starts against Philadelphia…Won seven of his first eight starts against the Phillies, including four straight from May 10-August 31, 2015.

METS VS. HELLICKSON: In 3 career starts against the Mets Jeremy Hellickson is 2-1 with a 7.04 ERA…In 15.1 innings Hellickson has allowed 12 ER with an 11/5 strikeout to walk ratio…In his last start against the Mets on April 10th Hellickson pitched 5.2 innings while allowing two earned runs on three hits while striking out five and only walking one…Notable Mets career numbers against Hellickson are provided below…

  • Yoenis Cespedes: .444 (4-9, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
  • David Wright: .600 (3-5, 2 2B, 1 BB)
  • Neil Walker: .286 (2-7, 1 2B, 2 RBI)
  • Alejandro De Aza: .250 (4-16, 3 2B, 1 RBI)
  • Lucas Duda: .167 (1-6, 1 2B, 3 RBI)
  • Curtis Granderson: .150 (3-20, 1 HR, 1 RBI)
  • Asdrubal Cabrera: .200 (2-10, 1 BB, 2 K)

Lineups: Mets vs. Phillies 7:05 pm et.

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New York Mets (6-6):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Neil Walker (S) 2B
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Logan Verrett (R) P

SP: Logan Verrett RHP (0-0, 1.69 ERA)

Philadelphia Phillies (6-8):

1. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
2. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
3. Andres Blanco (S) 2B
4. Ryan Howard (L) 1B
5. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
6. David Lough (L) RF
7. Cameron Rupp (R) C
8. Tyler Goeddel (R) LF
9. Vince Velasquez (S) P

SP: Vince Velasquez RHP (2-0, 0.00 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

 

Final Recap: Mets 5 – Phillies 2

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The New York Mets (6-6) were victorious tonight in their first contest at Citizens Bank Park against the Philadelphia Phillies (6-8) by the final score of 5-2. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • David Wright was 2-5 tonight with 2 solo HR’s.
  • Noah Syndergaard received his second win of the season pitching 7 innings while only allowing 1 run on 5 hits. Syndergaard struck out 8 and only walked 1.
  • Lucas Duda was 2-4 with a solo HR and a double. Duda had 2 RBI’s on the night.
  • Neil Walker was 1-4 with a solo HR.
  • Yoenis Cespedes was 1-4 with a triple.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 3-4 with a double.
  • Jeurys Familia pitched an inning in relief and allowed 1 run on 2 hits while striking out 2.

Another solid win for the Mets tonight on this 9-game road trip. The Mets have now won 3 of 4 thus far on the trip and can go for the series win tomorrow night. The Mets seemed to be more relaxed since leaving New York and the results prove it. David Wright is a bonafide Phillies killer as tonight he just padded his great career numbers against the Phillies by registering two home runs which added to his career total at Citizens Bank Park. Wright is the all time leading visiting player in home runs at Citizens Bank Park with 22 home runs, and he will look to continue his success over the next two games. Wright even made another beautiful barehand play in the field tonight in the bottom of the fourth. What back injury right? The Mets bats are beginning to wake up as they have 24 extra-base hits in their last four games, and as the weather gets warmer I believe their offense will begin to catch up with their great pitching. 

Noah Syndergaard was once again electric tonight as he threw three pitches in the first inning that registered 101 mph on the radar gun. I’m beginning to run out of words to explain his dominance to start the season but he just continues to get better with every start, and he looks to have no issues with becoming the anchor of the Mets rotation right now. According to ESPN Stats & Information Syndergaard has put together at least eight strikeouts while allowing one run or less in each his first three games this season. The only other player to accomplish that feat over the last 100 years  to start a season is the great left-hander Randy Johnson, which is an amazing statistic. Syndergaard also became the seventh pitcher in franchise history to allow one run or fewer and toss at least six innings in each of his first three appearances in a season. He joins Matt Harvey on that list who accomplished that feat back in 2013. Keep up the great work Noah!

Jeurys Familia in my eyes looks a little overworked. I don’t think he needed to brought in tonight in a 4-run ball game as I believe he needs to get as much rest as possible with the way he is used. The Phillies hit the ball hard off of him tonight and I hope the next couple of nights the Mets have a big enough lead where they are not forced to use him. These games against the Phillies are not going to be as easy as they were a year ago as the Phillies are starting to trot out some pretty good young pitchers. Jerad Eickhoff seems to always give the Mets fits in his young career thus far, and they will face a dynamic pitcher in Vince Velasquez tomorrow night. Velasquez has thrown fifteen scoreless innings to start the season while striking out twenty five of the batters he’s faced. Sixteen of those twenty-five strikeouts came in his historic last start. Let’s hope the Mets can put a dent in that scoreless streak tomorrow night! 

  • The Mets to look to get above .500 tomorrow night against the Phillies in the second game of their three game series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm et and can be seen on SNY.
  • Logan Verrett (0-0, 1.69 ERA) will make his second start in place of Jacob deGrom and face Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez (2-0, 0.00 ERA).

 

 

 

Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Phillies 7:05 pm et.

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New York Mets (5-6):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Neil Walker (S) 2B
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P

SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (1-0, 0.69 ERA)

Philadelphia Phillies (6-7):

1. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
2. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
3. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
4. Ryan Howard (L) 1B
5. Cameron Rupp (R) C
6. David Lough (L) LF
7. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
8. Peter Bourjos (R) RF
9. Jerad Eickhoff (R) P

SP: Jerad Eickhoff RHP (1-1, 1.50 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

METS-PHILLIES NOTES: The Mets are 27-11 at Citizens Bank Park since 2012…The Mets have won nine of their last 11 series vs. the Phillies…New York lost two of three games during its Opening Homestand last week…The Mets went 14-5 vs. the Phillies last year, the most wins in team history in a single season vs. Philadelphia.

NOAH NOTES: Noah Syndergaard has 21 strikeouts, which is tied for the sixth-most in the majors…His 21 strikeouts are tied for the most in club history for a Mets pitcher after his first two starts of the season…Pedro Martinez also had 21 strikeouts in 2005 and Dwight Gooden did the same in 1991 after their first two games…Martinez holds the franchise mark for the most strikeouts after the first three starts of a season (30 in 2005)…He is tied for sixth in the majors in ERA (0.69).

SYNDERGAARD VS THE PHILLIES: Making his first start of the season against the Phillies…Is 2-0 versus Philadelphia in two starts, with a 1.46 ERA (two earned runs/12.1 innings pitched)…Struck out 15 and walked two…His 15 strikeouts versus Philadelphia are his fourth most against any opponent, trailing Washington (23), San Diego (19) and Cincinnati (16).

BRINGING THE HEAT: According to FanGraphs, Noah Syndergaard leads the majors in average fastball velocity (98.1), slider velocity (92.0) and change-up velocity (89.5) this season…In 2015, he threw 1,421 pitches at 95 mph or faster, the second-most among all major league pitchers behind Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole (1,484).

YOENIS CESPEDES: Hit two home runs and drove in six runs during the three-game series at Cleveland…Cespedes is hitting .385 (10-26) with four runs, two doubles, three home runs and nine RBI in his last seven games…He hit three home runs and had seven RBI in six games in Philadelphia last season.

 

WRIGHT STUFF: David Wright has 20 career home runs in Citizens Bank Park, the most by any visiting player in the ballpark’s history…Wright is hitting .292 (114-394) with 26 doubles and 67 RBI in 97 games at CBP…Wright’s 26 doubles, 20 home runs and 67 RBI are his most in any visiting ballpark.

DUDA IN PHILLY: Lucas Duda has nine home runs and 28 RBI in 39 career games at Citizens Bank Park, most are career- highs for a visiting ballpark…Duda belted six home runs and had 12 RBI in 11 games vs. the Phillies in 2015.

SERIES IN CLEVELAND: The Mets hit .279 (31-111), scored 17 runs, collected nine doubles and 17 RBI during their three- game series at Cleveland…Entering that series, New York hit .194 (49-252) with 20 runs scored, eight doubles and two home runs in its first eight games.

 

METS VS. EICKHOFF: Eickhoff is making his second start of the season against the Mets, his first start against them came on April 8th…Eickhoff was charged with the loss on April 8th giving up 5 hits, 3 runs (2 ER), while striking out 3, walking 2, and hitting a batter over five innings of work… He is 1-3 in his career against the Mets with a 2.88 ERA in 4 career starts…Eickhoff has a 23/8 strikeout to walk ratio in his 4 career starts against the Mets… Notable Mets numbers against Eickhoff are provided below…

  • Michael Conforto: .500 (5-10, 2 2B, 1 HR)
  • Curtis Granderson: .125 (1-8, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
  • David Wright: .167 (1-6, 1 2B)
  • Neil Walker: .333 (1-3, 1 RBI)
  • Lucas Duda: .500 (1-2, 1 2B, 1 BB)
  • Yoenis Cespedes: .111 (1-9, 3 K)