The Mets (67-66, 13 GB in NL East, 5 GB for second Wild Card) are on a six-game losing streak and host the Philadelphia Phillies (69-63, 10.5 GB in NL East, 2.5 GB for second Wild Card) Friday at 7:05 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.
The Mets are hoping to avoid a seven-game losing streak against the Phillies, which would tie their longest losing streak of the season which occurred from June 23-29. That first streak included a losses to both the Phillies and Chicago Cubs, who the Mets lost to on Thursday. ... Wilson Ramos continued his hit streak on Thursday, which has reached a major league leading 22 games. ... In his last 23 games, relief man Justin Wilson has a 0.95 ERA with eight walks and 21 strikeouts. ... Luis Avilan is also thriving in the bullpen with a 0.55 ERA, five walks and 15 strikeouts in his last 23 games.
|Jeff McNeil, RF||Corey Dickerson, LF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||JT Realmuto, C|
|Michael Conforto, CF||Bryce Harper, RF|
|JD Davis, LF||Rhys Hoskins, 1B|
|Joe Panik, 2B||Jean Segura, SS|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Cesar Hernandez, 2B|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Scott Kingery, 3B|
|Rene Rivera, C||Adam Haseley, CF|
|Zack Wheeler, RHP||Aaron Nola, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
As the Mets will try to turn things around, so will RHP Zack Wheeler (9-7 overall, 4.52 ERA) as he starts on the mound. His last outing was a no-decision in a 9-5 loss to the Braves. He threw six inning, allowing five runs on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts. In his last three starts, Wheeler has a 6.75 ERA and 0-1 record. The Mets are 1-3 against the Phillies this season when Wheeler starts.
Who is starting for the Phillies?
RHP Aaron Nola (12-4 overall, 3.53 ERA) will look to continue his strong play as of late. He's 6-3 with a 2.27 ERA in his last 13 starts. Of those 13, he's allowed two or fewer runs in nine. The Mets are 2-1 in games against the Phillies this season when Nola starts.
The Mets continue their six-game road trip Saturday against the Phillies. LHP Steven Matz (8-8 overall, 4.06 ERA) will square off against former Met, LHP Jason Vargas (6-6 overall, 4.09 ERA) at 4:05 p.m. on SNY.