Game Preview: Phillies vs Mets

Well the Mets end the first half of the season today. It’s been a rough first half, with both stars in the marquee trade (Cano & Diaz) not playing at the level originally thought, the bullpen overall has struggled and it feels like the Mets are wasting another strong season from All-Star Jacob deGrom, and an amazing rookie start from Pete Alonso, plus a second strong hitting season from Jeff McNeil. The Mets will now have four days off from today to figure out how they will handle the trade deadline, regroup and see what happens next.

Part of the trade deadline: Zack Wheeler. The Mets put Matz into the bullpen to probably give Wheeler another chance to show-off his stuff. Wheeler is 6-5 over 18 starts and 114.0 innings this year with a 4.42 ERA, 3.63 FIP, 1.246 WHIP and a 92 ERA+. In his last three starts he has pitched 19.1 innings with a 1.86 ERA and an opponents batting average of .182 including a start against the Phillies where he allowed 1 run off 2 hits in 6.0 innings of work. The Phillies have the following numbers against Wheeler:

Aaron Nola is 7-2 over 104.0 innings with a 3.98 ERA, 4.04 FIP, 1.327 WHIP, 115 ERA+. Nola has been tremendous the last two games he has tossed 15.0 innings allowing no runs off 5 hits and 18 strikeouts including a game where he shut out the Mets over 7.0 innings and struck out 10. The Mets have the following numbers against Nola:

Let’s Go Mets!

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