The Mets (10-7, second place in NL East) face the Phillies (10-6, first place in NL East) on Wednesday in Philadelphia at 1:05 p.m. on SNY.
In the rubber game of this three-game set, the Mets will try to win their first series since April 1-3, when they swept the Marlins. Since then, they lost a series to the Nationals and split series with the Twins and Braves. ... Jeff McNeil takes the leadoff spot with Brandon Nimmo sitting because of a stiff neck. Keon Broxton draws the start in center. ... Travis d'Arnaud is behind the plate for the matinee after Wilson Ramos caught Tuesday night. ... The Mets' eight road wins are tied with Seattle for most in the majors.
|Jeff McNeil, LF||Andrew McCutchen, LF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Scott Kingery, SS|
|Robinson Canó, 2B||Bryce Harper, RF|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Rhys Hoskins, 1B|
|J.D. Davis, 3B||J.T. Realmuto, C|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Odúbel Herrera, CF|
|Travis d'Arnaud, C||César Hernández, 2B|
|Keon Broxton, CF||Maikel Franco, 3B|
|Zack Wheeler, RHP||Jake Arrieta, RHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (7.47 ERA, 1.72 WHIP in 15.2 innings this season), who turned in a quality start in his last outing against the Braves, allowing two runs in six innings on six hits and three walks while striking out eight.
Who is starting for the Phillies?
RHP Jake Arrieta (2.25 ERA, 1.15 WHIP in 20 innings over three starts), who is coming off a seven-inning, one-run performance against the Marlins in which he had eight strikeouts and allowed five hits and one walk.
The Mets are off on Thursday before starting a three-game series in St. Louis.
On Friday, RHP Jacob deGrom will start for the Mets, while RHP Adam Wainwright takes the hill for the Cardinals.