The Mets (63-77) continue a three-game series against division-rival Phillies (74-66) on Saturday night at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets have won four of their last six games and are 5-5 in their last 10 games. ... Since the All-Star break, the Mets have scored 217 runs since the All-Star break, tied for the third-most in the NL and tied for the eighth-most in the majors. ... Jeff McNeil has hit safely in 19 of his last 20 starts and has reached base safely in each of those 20 starts.
|Carlos Santana, 3B||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Justin Bour, 1B||Jeff McNeil, 2B|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Rhys Hoskins, LF||Jay Bruce, RF|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, SS||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Nick Williams, RF||Brandon Nimmo, CF|
|Cesar Hernandez, 2B||Dominic Smith, LF|
|Odubel Herrera, CF||Tomas Nido, C|
|Zach Eflin, RHP||Noah Syndergaard, RHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (3.33 ERA/2.50 FIP, 1.21 WHIP in 121.2 innings), who was masterful in his last start.
Syndergaard threw a complete game, giving up one run on two hits with 11 strikeouts and one walk against the Giants in San Francisco, his first career complete game. He hasn't given up a home run in 44 innings.
Who is starting for the Phillies?
RHP Zach Eflin (4.05 ERA/3.74 FIP, 1.26 WHIP in 111. innings), who picked up a loss to the Cubs in his last start, giving up four runs (three earned) in five innings with four stirkeouts.
Eflin has given up three or more runs in eight of his last nine starts.
More Mets notes
Brandon Nimmo is fourth in the NL with a .389 OBP, ninth with a .892 OPS, 12th with a .503 slugging percentage. ... Jay Bruce has homered in back-to-back games and has three RBI over those two games...Bruce has hit three homers, three doubles, driven in five runs and has a .561 slugging percentage and .318 OBP in 12 games since returning from the Disabled List on August 24. ... Michael Conforto has 11 home runs and 33 RBI in 43 career games vs. Philadelphia, his highest totals vs. any opponent.