6/26/19 Game Preview: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

6/26/19 Game Preview: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies


6/26/19 Game Preview: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies


The New York Mets (37-43) are free falling, and it hasn’t been pretty to watch. Despite a decent pitching effort from Walker Lockett, Wilmer Font imploded in relief, allowing two inherited runs to score and giving up three of his own in a 7-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies (41-38). The Mets are now a season high six games below .500 and will look to get back on track by picking up a win against the Phillies tonight. First pitch for today’s game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Citizen’s Bank Park.

Jun 25, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco (7) celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets will send left hander Jason Vargas (3-3, 3.75 ERA) to the mound today. Vargas struggled against the Chicago Cubs last Friday, giving up four runs (although only two were earned) in 4.2 innings of work, but was bailed out of a loss when the Mets rallied for a 5-4 victory. The Phillies will counter with righty Nick Pivetta (4-2, 5.54 ERA). Pivetta was hammered by the Washington Nationals last Thursday, giving up six runs in 5.1 innings to suffer his second loss of the year.

Local Coverage:

Television: SNY

Radio: WCBS

New York Mets Lineup:

Pre-Game Notes:

  • Vargas faced the Phillies back on April 24 in New York, giving up one run in 4.2 innings to suffer his first loss of the year.
  • Pivetta got a win against the Mets back on April 16 in Philadelphia, giving up three runs in five innings of work.
  • Brad Miller (5 for 11) and Jean Segura (2 for 3, HR, 2 RBI) have good numbers against Vargas.
  • Michael Conforto has a pair of home runs in six career at bats against Pivetta.
  • Wilson Ramos will get the night off tonight. Tomas Nido will catch and bat eighth.
  • The Mets have selected the contract of right hander Chris Mazza from AAA Syracuse to add a fresh arm to their bullpen. Walker Lockett was optioned to Syracuse and Ryan O’Rourke was designated for assignment to make room for Mazza on the 25 and 40 man rosters.

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