The Mets (7-7) will look to snap a four-game losing streak in the second of three against the Phillies (5-8) at Citi Field on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. Zack Wheeler allowed one run in five innings, but a Jose Reyes' error with two outs in the eighth helped Philadelphia tie the game. They went on to score four runs in the 10th to win, 6-2.
The Mets have lost four straight following a five-game winning streak to fall back to .500. ... Since scoring seven times in their first five innings on Thursday, the Mets have scored 12 runs in the last 48 innings. ... New York is 0-6 when scoring three runs or less. ... The Mets are 17-7 in their last 24 games against the Phillies at Citi Field.
Who is starting today for the Mets?
Robert Gsellman (0-1, 9.28 ERA, 1.688 WHIP), who was torched for eight runs in 4 2/3 innings against Miami on Thursday. The right-hander has allowed 11 runs and 18 baserunners over 10 2/3 innings in his first two outings this year. Gsellman went 2-1 with a 2.37 ERA and 1.105 WHIP in three starts against Philadelphia last season.
Who is starting tonight for the Phillies?
Vince Velasquez (0-2, 9.00 ERA, 1.889 WHIP), who the Mets reached for five runs in five innings last Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park. The 24-year-old has a 5.02 ERA in his last three outings against New York and is 0-6 with a 5.87 ERA in 11 starts overall dating back to July 8.