The Mets (40-49, 12.5 GB in NL East, 6.5 GB of second wild card) face the Philadelphia Phillies (46-43, 6.5 GB in NL East, 0.5 GB of second wild card) in the final game before the All-Star break on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field.
Since Game 2 of the Yankees-Mets doubleheader on June 11, Pete Alonso is slashing .363/.485/.775 with eight home runs and 20 RBIs. ... The Mets' bullpen has a 5.65 ERA, which ranks 28th in the majors. ... Jeff McNeil, who is currently riding a five-game hitting streak, is hitting .415/.449/.723 with four home runs and 15 RBIs over his last 16 games.
|Scott Kingery, CF||Jeff McNeil, LF|
|Jean Segura, SS||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Bryce Harper, RF||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Rhys Hoskins, 1B||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|J.T. Realmuto, C||Dominic Smith, LF|
|Jay Bruce, LF||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Cesar Hernandez, 2B||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Maikel Franco, 3B||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Aaron Nola, RHP||Zack Wheeler RHP|
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Who is starting for the Phillies?
RHP Aaron Nola (7-2, 3.89 ERA), who has thrown 17 consecutive scoreless innings. ... Nola struck out 10 batters and gave up one hit in seven scoreless innings when he last faced the Mets on June 27. ... While Nola is 3-1 with a 2.85 ERA in 11 starts at Citizens Bank Park, he is 4-1 with a 5.73 ERA in seven road outings.
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (6-5, 4.42 ERA), who gave up one run in six innings when he last faced the Phillies on June 27. ... Over his last three starts, Wheeler is 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA, having allowed four runs, 12 hits and 20 strikeouts in 19 1/3 innings. ... Wheeler is 5-2 with a 2.95 ERA in 13 career starts against Philadelphia.
The Mets return from the All-Star break on Friday at 7:10 p.m. when they begin a three-game series against the Miami Marlins.