The Mets (35-51) begin a four-game series with the Phillies (49-38) starting with a doubleheader at Citi Field on Monday at 4:10 p.m. on SNY.
Mets Game Notes...
Jacob deGrom was named to the NL All-Star team on Sunday. He was an All-Star back in 2015 as well. He currently leads the MLB with a 1.79 ERA. ...The Mets have won 19 of their last 24 series against the Phillies. ...This is the first of two doubleheaders the Mets and Phillies have together this season. The next one will come on August 16 in Philadelphia.
|Cesar Hernandez, 2B||Brandon Nimmo, CF|
|Rhys Hoskins, LF||Jose Bautista, RF|
|Odubel Herrera, CF||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Carlos Santana, 1B||Michael Conforto, LF|
|Nick Williams, RF||Dominic Smith, 1B|
|Scott Kingery, SS||Devin Mesoraco, C|
|Andrew Knapp, C||Jose Reyes, 3B|
|Maikel Franco, 3B||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Zach Eflin, RHP||Zack Wheeler, RHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (4.36 ERA/3.67 FIP, 1.31 WHIP in 95 innings over 16 starts), who has put together stellar outings in his last two starts. Unfortunately, the run support hasn't been there for him.
Facing the Blue Jays in his last start, Wheeler allowed two runs on three hits while striking out five and walking three over 6.1 innings. Prior to that, the righty had a shutout performance in seven innings against the Pirates.
After a bad May (6.43 ERA), Wheeler turned it up in June with a 3.26 ERA over 38.2 innings. He looks to have picked up right where he left off this month as well.
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Who is starting for the Phillies?
RHP Zach Eflin (2.97 ERA/2.92 FIP, 1.08 WHIP in 63.2 innings over 11 starts), who has looked good for his last two starts. He allowed two runs on five hits while striking out six and walking none over seven innings.
Eflin has gone seven innings in two consecutive starts, and has only allowed those two earned runs. The Phillies have also picked up a win in Eflin's last six starts.
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More Game Notes...
Noah Syndergaard threw five innings for Class-A Brooklyn on Sunday, where he allowed two hits, one run, and struck out seven. Asdrubal Cabrera has two homers and five RBi in his last six games. ...Jose Bautista has four homers, 15 RBI and 14 runs scored over his last 19 games.