Game Preview: Phillies vs Mets

Luckily for the Mets yesterday the Cubs and the Nationals lost so the Mets are still only 4 games out of the Wild Card. But the Diamondbacks, Brewers and (obviously) the Phillies all won. This makes today essentially a must win game for the Mets so at the very least they leave this series with a series win and put the Phillies back in a loss column tie.

Noah Syndergaard looks to put things on the right the path for the Mets. He is 10-7 over 27 games and 170.0 innings with a 3.97 ERA, 3.44 FIP, 1.182 WHIP and 103 ERA+. After a terrible start on August 28th where he allowed 10 runs, 9 earned over 3.0 innings, Syndergaard had a great start his last time out against the Nationals tossing 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and no walks while striking out 10. In two starts against the Phillies this year he has allowed 9 runs off 16 hits and 6 walks in 10.0 innings so he’ll be looking for some regression to season average stats against the Phils today. The Phillies have the following batting lines against him:

The Mets offense couldn’t do anything last night. They’ll look to reverse that today against Vince Velasquez who is 6-7 over 29 games and 19 starts with 99.1 innings posting a 4.80 ERA, 5.22 FIP, 1.349 WHIP and 96 ERA+. He’s coming off of a short start against the Reds where he allowed 4 hits over 3.0 innings leading to 1 run because he felt something and was pulled out of the game. In two starts so far against the Mets he has held them to 2 runs over 10.0 innings, his best performance against any team this year (longer than 5.1 innings). The Mets have the following numbers against him:

Let’s Go Mets!

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