Game Preview: Phillies vs Mets

After winning Friday night on a walk-off grand slam the rest of the weekend was pretty awful for the Mets. The Mets ruined a great outing by Matz by almost getting no hit and yesterday the team just struggled on just about every level. The reward for that? The Mets play a single admission double header today against two of the best pitchers for the Phillies. In the first game of the doubleheader is Zack vs Zach.

Zack Wheeler is 2-6 over 16 games and 95.0 innings with a 4.36 ERA, 3.67 ERA, 1.305 WHIP and 88 ERA+. In his last two starts he has allowed 2 runs over 13.1 innings from 8 hits and 4 walks while striking out 12. He hasn’t faced the Phillies this year yet and last year he went 1-0 over 3 games and 14.1 innings with 6 runs, 4 earned from 10 hits, 5 walks and 15 K’s. The Phillies have the following numbers against Wheeler:

  • Hernandez 5-8
  • Herrera 1-6, HR
  • Franco 0-5
  • Santana 1-1
  • Altherr 0-2
  • Eflin 0-2

The Mets bats will try to find themselves against Zach Eflin who is 7-2 over 11 games and 63.2 innings with a 2.97 ERA, 2.92 FIP, 1.084 WHIP, 137 ERA+. Since June 6th he has made 6 starts where he has gone 6-0 over 37.2 innings with a 1.91 ERA. Last year he faced the Mets twice allowing 2 runs, 1 earned over 5.0 innings and then allowing 4 runs over 5.1 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Eflin:

  • Cabrera 0-9
  • Reyes 3-7, 3 2B
  • Cespedes 1-4, 2 BB
  • Conforto 1-5, HR
  • Bautista 0-2, BB
  • Flores 1-3
  • Smith 1-3

Let’s Go Mets! Check out our review of the NL Last All-Star Spot Ballot.

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