The New York Mets (59-78) continued their recent run of dominance over the Philadelphia Phillies (52-85) by scoring an 11-7 victory yesterday. The offense picked up where it left off over the weekend, racking up 12 hits to snap a four game losing streak. The Mets will look to continue beating up the Phillies as the two teams continue their three game series tonight. First pitch for the middle game of the three game set is scheduled for 7:10 pm at Citi Field.
The Mets will send their ace, right hander Jacob deGrom (14-8, 3.43 ERA), to the mound tonight. deGrom lost in his last start, giving up four runs (three earned) in six innings to fall to the Cincinnati Reds last Thursday. The Phillies will counter with rookie right hander Ben Lively (2-5, 4.22 ERA). Lively picked up his second career win last Thursday, giving up two runs in six innings to defeat the Miami Marlins.
New York Mets Lineup:
- SS Jose Reyes
- RF Nori Aoki
- 3B Asdrubal Cabrera
- C Travis d’Arnaud
- LF Brandon Nimmo
- CF Juan Lagares
- 1B Dominic Smith
- 2B Gavin Cecchini
- SP Jacob deGrom
- deGrom is 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA in three starts against the Phillies this season.
- Lively is 0-1 with a 2.84 ERA in one start against the Mets this season.
- Travis d’Arnaud will catch today as he continues to alternate playing time with Kevin Plawecki. d’Arnaud will bat cleanup.
- Amed Rosario (finger) is out of the lineup for a second straight game. Jose Reyes will start at shortstop tonight and bat lead off.