Game Preview: Phillies vs Mets

Yesterday was another bizarre day in Mets land. Before the games started, the Mets put Todd Frazier on the DL and explained that they weren’t going to call up McNeil, because they didn’t want him to play out of position. The first game was back and forth until Wilmer Flores finished the game on a walk-off homer in the 10th inning, becoming the all time leader in Mets walk-off RBI’s. Then the Mets managed to lose the second game despite only allowing 2 hits. Tonight, both the pitchers for the Phillies and the Mets will be making their major league debuts.

The Mets are will be running Drew Gagnon out tonight who the Mets signed as a minor league free agent out of the Angels farm system last year. Drew started off as a Brewer and played through all of their farm levels from 2011-2016. Last year he spent the entire season at Salt Lake, the Angels AAA affiliate and for the Mets this year he has split time between Vegas and Binghamton. At age 28 in the minors he has posted a career 4.78 ERA and 5.11 RAvg over 198 games and 138 starts. This year he is 2-4 over both levels with a 4.40 ERA, 4.57 RAvg in 18 games, posting a 4.67 ERA at Vegas (which leads starters).

Enyel De Los Santos will make his debut for the Phillies.  De Los Santos has also been in multiple organizations. He signed with the Mariners in 2015 and was traded soon after to the Padres for Joaquin Benoit. After the 2017 season he was part of the trade that sent Freddy Galvis to San Diego. The 22 year old is 9-3 in Lehigh Valley this year with a 1.89 ERA, 1.98 RAvg over 95.1 innings. Overall in the minors he is 33-14 over 428.2 innings with a 3.30 ERA. De Lose Santos is having statistically his best year by far right now at the highest level in the Phillies organization.

Let’s Go Mets!

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