Game Preview: Phillies vs Mets

The Mets won their 5th game in their last 6 against the Marlins last night and come home to face the Phillies. After a dreadful week dropping 7 of 8 to Nationals and Dodgers, the Mets beat up on the Giants and Marlins (which isn’t hard to do). Last night the Mets got a good outing from Lugo but more importantly got a strong outing from the bullpen who allowed no runs and 3 hits between Blevins, Edgin and Reed. On the other side of the ball, T.J. Rivera had another great game recording three hits.

Tonight Jacob deGrom gets the nod. He is 7-3 over 15 starts and 97.0 innings with a 3.71 ERA, 3.86 FIP and 1.268 WHIP. He is in the midst of a great stretch allowing only 3 runs, 2 earned over 25.0 innings with 12 hits and 7 walks while striking out 19. During this time his ERA is 0.72 and opponents are batting .143 against him. In his one start against the Philly this year, he allowed 2 runs off 6 hits and 2 walks in 6.0 innings. The Phillies have the following numbers against deGrom:

  • Herrera 4-18
  • Galvis 6-16
  • Kendrick 2-16
  • Rupp 1-8, HR
  • Franco 2-9
  • Blanco 1-5
  • Morgan 0-2

The Mets bats will get a look at Ben Lively who is 1-2 over the first 5 starts of his major league career posting a 3.90 ERA, 4.99 FIP and 1.361 WHIP in 32.1 innings. Ben is coming off of his worst start of the season where he allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, over 5.1 innings. Ben was called up at the start of June. Before his call-up he was dominating in Triple A with a 6-1 record over 9 starts and 56.1 innings while posting a 2.40 ERA and 0.938 WHIP. This will be his first time facing the Mets.

Let’s Go Mets!

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