The Mets (63-76) and Phillies (73-66) will play the rubber game of their three-game series at Citi Field on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets are 5-2 in their last seven games and rank third in the NL in runs scored since the All-Star break, with 227 ... Jeff McNeil has reached base safely in 21 straight starts ... Amed Rosario is hitting .370 in his last 12 games and is third-best in the NL with 12 steals since the All-Star break ... Michael Conforto has hit four home runs and collected seven RBI in his last 11 games ... Todd Frazier has the second-most RBI (24) in the NL since Aug. 11 ... Jay Bruce has two homers in his last three games.
|Carlos Santana, 3B||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Justin Bour, 1B||Jeff McNeil, 2B|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, SS||Michael Conforto, LF|
|Rhys Hoskins, LF||Jay Bruce, 1B|
|Jose Bautista, RF||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Cesar Hernandez, 2B||Brandon Nimmo, CF|
|Odubel Herrera, CF||Austin Jackson, CF|
|Jorge Alfaro, C||Kevin Plawecki, C|
|Vince Velasquez, RHP||Jacob deGrom, RHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (1.68 ERA/2.08 FIP, 0.963 WHIP in 188 innings), who has continued to shine down the stretch as he vies for a potential Cy Young award. DeGrom most recently limited the Dodgers to one run on two hits in six innings. During that start he allowed his first home run in a month after going five straight starts without allowing a run.
DeGrom pitched a complete game against the Phillies on Aug. 18 when he allowed no earned runs (one unearned run) and struck out nine batters.
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Who is starting for the Phillies?
RHP Vince Velasquez (4.10 ERA/3.63 FIP, 1.254 WHIP in 134 innings), who pitched six shutout innings against the Mets on July 11, when he allowed just two hits and struck out three batters. He has strugled to last on the mound, where he has been limited to five innings or fewer in five straight outings.
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More Mets notes
Jacob deGrom has posted a 1.34 ERA during nine day games this season ... DeGrom has not allowed an earned run in 18 straight innings against the Phillies ... The Mets are 29-14 at home this season ... The Mets have won 20 of their last 26 series against Philadelphia.