Noah Syndergaard (1-2, 3.63 ERA) will start for the Mets against Sean O’Sullivan (1-3, 3.54 ERA) for Philadelphia.
|1. Ben Revere (L) LF||1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF|
|2. Freddy Galvis (S) SS||2. Juan Lagares (R) CF|
|3. Chase Utley (L) 2B||3. Lucas Duda (L) 1B|
|4. Ryan Howard (L) 1B||4. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B|
|5. Maikel Franco (R) 3B||5. Michael Cuddyer (R) LF|
|6. Grady Sizemore (L) RF||6. Wilmer Flores (R) SS|
|7. Odubel Herrera (L) CF||7. Danny Muno (S) 3B|
|8. Cameron Rupp (R) C||8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C|
|9. Sean O'Sullivan (R) P||9. Noah Syndergaard (R) P|
Noah Syndergaard has recorded at least five strikeouts in each of his first three career starts. In team history, only Matt Harvey (2012), Tom Seaver (1967) and Bill Denehy (1967) had five or more strikeouts in each of their first three major league games. No Mets rookie has done it in four straight games to begin his career.
Sean O'Sullivan has allowed two or fewer runs in six-plus innings in his last two starts.
Mets Notes: The Mets 19-6 mark at home is the best start in team history after 25 games. After winning the first two games of this series the Mets will look for the sweep of the Phillies in a three-game series for the second time this year. The Mets are 7-1 against Philadelphia on the year. Shortstop Wilmer Flores has a hit in 12 of his last 13 games played, going 14-50 (.280) with three home runs and 11 RBI. Flores is the first player in Mets shortstop in history to hit seven home runs before the team’s 50th game of the season.
Phillies Notes: Philadelphia has lost five of their last six games. Phillies pitchers have struggled in day games this season, with a 4.65 ERA.