There may not be a team in baseball that has had more trouble getting into a rhythm this season than the New York Mets (2-3). COVID issues with Washington and a rainout yesterday mean that the Mets have played just five games over their first 11 days of the season, adding three doubleheaders to the back half of their schedule. The Mets are hoping to dodge the raindrops tonight as they are set to begin a four-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies (6-3). First pitch for the contest is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.
The Mets will send left-hander David Peterson (0-1, 13.50 ERA) to the mound tonight. Peterson was hit hard by the Phillies last Wednesday, giving up six runs in 4+ innings to suffer his first loss of the year. Philadelphia will counter with righty Chase Anderson (0-1, 3.60 ERA). Anderson’s last start came against the Mets last Tuesday, where he gave up two runs in five innings to suffer his first loss of 2021.
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- The Mets dropped two out of three against the Phillies when these teams met last week.
- The Phillies made one trip to Citi Field last season, going 2-2 in four games in September.
- Brandon Nimmo (3 for 8, 2B, HR, RBI) and Jose Peraza (6 for 21, 2B, 3B, HR, 4 RBI) have good numbers against Anderson, while Michael Conforto has homered three times against him.
- Rhys Hoskins (4 for 5, 2 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI), Bryce Harper (3 for 5, 2B) and Alec Bohm (1 for 3, HR, 3 RBI) have torched Peterson in small sample sizes.