The Mets will wrap up their four-game series with the Phillies on Wednesday night at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.
The Mets are playing their seventh game of a season-high 11-game homestand... The Mets have dropped 19 of their last 23 games.
Amed Rosario is hitting .400 during the current series after his three-hit game on Tuesday night... Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .321 in his last 21 games and has tied a career-high with 51 RBI before the All-Star break... The Mets' bullpen has limited the Phillies to one run in 12 2/3 innings this series.
|Michael Conforto, LF||Cesar Hernandez, 2B|
|Jose Bautista, RF||Rhys Hoskins, LF|
|Wilmer Flores, 2B||Odubel Herrera, CF|
|Dominic Smith, 1B||Carlos Santana, 1B|
|Devin Mesoraco, C||Nick Williams, RF|
|Matt den Dekker, CF||Scott Kingery, SS|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Maikel Franco, 3B|
|Jose Reyes, 3B||Vince Velasquez, RHP|
|Jacob deGrom, RHP||Andrew Knapp, C|
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (1.79 ERA/2.34 FIP, 0.988 WHIP in 18 starts), who will face the Phillies for the first time since May 13 when he pitched just one inning in what was his shortest outing of his career. DeGrom has a 1.53 ERA in his last eight starts at home and has the second-best first-half ERA in Mets history behind Dwight Gooden, who had a 1.68 ERA in the first half of the 1985 season.
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Who is starting tonight for the Phillies?
RHP Vince Velasquez (4.69 ERA/3.84 FIP, 1.291 WHIP), who is returning from the DL after he was hit in the arm by a line drive. Prior to his injury-shortened start on June 30, Velasquez had pitched at least six innings in three straight starts. He has yet to complete seven innings in an outing this season.
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More Mets notes
Five representatives from the Mets' Double-A affiliate in Binghamton are in Trenton for Wednesday night's Eastern League All-Star game. Catcher Patrick Mazeika, INF Levi Michael, OF Tim Tebow, LHP David Roseboom, and LHP Daniel Zamora are participating from the Mets. RHP Nabil Crismatt was also named to the All-Star team but was promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. Las Vegas OF Zach Borenstein will be the lone Met representative at the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday.