The Mets won three of four games during the series against the Phillies, yet remain nine games under .500, 10 losses back of the Rockies in the Wild Card race and 16.5 games back of the Nationals in the NL East.
The Mets a Yankees (61-55) play a four-game, home-and-home series this week. The two teams will Monday and Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, followed by match ups on Wednesday and Thursday at Citi Field.
The Yankees have lost four of their last six games and eight of their last 12. Nevertheless, they enter the week leading the American League's wild card by 2 games, though they trail the Red Sox by 5.5 games in the AL East.
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The Mets traded Neil Walker to the Brewers on Saturday for a player to be named later, after which they promoted 25-year-old RHP Kevin McGowan, who had a 3.94 ERA in 43 relief appearances with Triple-A this season.
Curtis Granderson and Asdrubal Cabrera are reportedly not drawing interest on the trade market.