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The Mets (59-79) finish up their series with the Phillies (53-85) at Citi Field Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets?

RHP Robert Gsellman (5.60 ERA/ 4.99 FIP, 1.60 WHIP), who allowed six runs (two earned) on nine hits while walking two and striking out one in 4.0 innings on Aug. 26 against the Nationals.

He was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to make tonight's start...

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The Mets (59-78) continue their series against the Phillies (52-85) at Citi Field tonight at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets?

RHP Jacob deGrom (3.43 ERA/3.56 FIP, 1.17 WHIP), who allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits while walking three and striking out five on Aug. 31 against the Reds.

DeGrom has struck out 206 batters in 178 2/3 innings (27 starts) this season. Along with Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, and David Cone, deGrom is the only pitcher in team history to have multiple 200-strikeout seasons...

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New York Mets pitcher Rafael Montero delivers a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning at Citi Field. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets pitcher Rafael Montero delivers a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning at Citi Field. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets RHP Rafael Montero is beginning to live up to the coaching staff's challenge after winning back-to-back starts for the first time.

After pitching 8 1/3 shutout innings last Wednesday against the Reds, Montero continued where he left off in Monday's 11-7 win over the Phillies, only allowing one run through five innings before running into trouble in the sixth.

"When I came in I was little bit off, but I tried to bounce back," Montero said, according to the Associated Press, after giving up four runs, five hits and five walks in 5 1/3 innings. "I fell behind the (count) against the batters and that's where I started to give up the walks."

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New York Mets pitcher Rafael Montero throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Citi Field, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (Seth Wenig/AP)
New York Mets pitcher Rafael Montero throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Citi Field, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (Seth Wenig/AP)

The Mets (58-78) open up a seven-game homestand at Citi Field with a 1:10 p.m. game Monday against the Phillies (52-84).

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New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets (52-62) take on the Philadelphia Phillies (43-71) in the final game of a four-game series on Sunday at 1:35 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.

Who is starting today for the Mets? 

Chris Flexen (1-1, 8.49 ERA) who recorded his first major league win in his last start against the Rangers. He allowed three runs on four hits in 5.2 innings. It was Flexen's longest outing so far in his early career. He only lasted three innings in his previous two starts.

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New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets (52-61) take on the Philadelphia Phillies (42-71) in the third game of a four-game series on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

Seth Lugo (5-3, 4.55 ERA) is 1-1 with a 5.94 ERA in his last three starts, giving up 12 runs (11 earned) and 20 hits in 16 2/3 innings. The 27-year-old is 4-2 with a 5.26 ERA in seven road appearances (six starts) this season. He has faced the Phillies once in his career, giving up three runs in five innings last September.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo (Steven Bisig/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo (Steven Bisig/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets (51-61) take on the Philadelphia Phillies (42-70) in the second game of a four-game series on Friday at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

Seth Lugo (5-3, 4.55 ERA) is 1-1 with a 5.94 ERA in his last three starts, giving up 12 runs (11 earned) and 20 hits in 16 2/3 innings. The 27-year-old is 4-2 with a 5.26 ERA in seven road appearances (six starts) this season. He has faced the Phillies once in his career, giving up three runs in five innings last September.

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The Mets (38-42) will search for a sweep of the Phillies (26-53) on Sunday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.

The Mets won game one of the series, 2-1, thanks to Jacob deGrom's Friday evening outing, while they took game two on Saturday, 7-6, as Asdrubal Cabrera hit a go-ahead homer to complete a seventh inning rally.

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The Mets (37-42) play the second game of a three-game series against the Phillies (26-52) at Citi Field on Saturday at 4:10 p.m. on SNY.

The Mets took the opening contest, 2-1, on Friday night, as Jacob deGrom earned his eighth win of the season. 

Who is starting today for the Mets? 

RHP Zack Wheeler (5.29 ERA/4.86 FIP/1.54 WHIP), who allowed seven runs -- and three home runs -- in two innings against the Dodgers in his last start before landing on the 10-day disabled list with bicep tendinitis. 

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May 7, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson (58) throws a pitch against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
May 7, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson (58) throws a pitch against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

The Phillies are listening to potential offers for RHP Jeremy Hellickson, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.

Hellickson (4-1, 3.49 ERA) re-signed with the Phillies in the off-season and was the team's opening starter this season. After a strong month of April, Hellickson has allowed nine runs in his first two starts in May, including five home runs. He has failed to reach five innings in each of his last two starts.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports Images)

The Mets will start a nine-game homestand at Citi Field with a three-game series against the Phillies tonight at 7:10 pm ET on SNY.

Zack Wheeler (1-1, 7.45 ERA) will pitch for the Mets, while Zach Eflin (0-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his season debut for the Phillies.

Also today, 27-year-old RHP Seth Lugo will begin throwing again in hopes of avoiding Tommy John surgery, which would force him to miss the remainder of this season.

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Mets don't lack leaders 00:03:57
Mets Insider explores the team dynamics and leadership on the roster in the absence of captain David Wright.

The Mets are off Monday. They begin a nine-game homestand on Tuesday, starting with a three-game series against the Phillies.

Also on Monday, as he nears the end of his 15-game suspension, Jeurys Familia is scheduled to make his second minor-league appearance with Double-A Binghamton.

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Bruce goes deep for second time 00:00:50
Jay Bruce hits a two-run home run in the seventh inning to give the Mets a 4-2 lead over the Phillies.

Jay Bruce hit clean-up, started in right field and hit two home runs Monday to power the Mets to a 4-3 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Bruce's second home run of the night -- and his third in the past two games -- broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning when he drove Joely Rodriguez's 1-2 pitch over the right-field fence to give the Mets a 4-2 lead.

"I want to be a good player," Bruce said after the game. "I want to help this team win. I believe that we have a legitimate chance to win a World Series and I just want to be one of the pieces to the puzzle."

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Apr 10, 2017; DeGrom (48) reacts after allowing RBI single at Citizens Bank Park. Credit: Hartline-USA TODAY
Apr 10, 2017; DeGrom (48) reacts after allowing RBI single at Citizens Bank Park. Credit: Hartline-USA TODAY

Jacob deGrom settled down after a rough first inning Monday to throw six innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

In his 31-pitch first inning, deGrom allowed three singles, including an RBI by Michael Saunders, and two walks, including a bases-loaded walk to Cameron Rupp.

DeGrom then retired 11 of his final 12 batters and tossed five shutout innings.

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New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is held back by Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp after a high pitch during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is held back by Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp after a high pitch during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

Tempers flared in the eighth inning of the Mets' 4-3 win over the Phillies on Monday when Phillies pitcher Edubray Ramos threw toward Asdrubal Cabrera's head.

Ramos threw a 96 mph fastball over Cabrera's head in a 2-2 game, and Cabrera stared Ramos down after the pitch. Home plate umpire Allan Porter warned both benches and later ejected Phillies manager Pete Mackanin.

Ramos said the pitch slipped, though others speculated it was retaliation after Cabrera flipped his bat emphatically after hitting an 11th-inning walk-off home run off Ramos in a game last September.

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Collins, deGrom and Bruce on win 00:06:27
Terry Collins, Jacob deGrom and Jay Bruce discuss the Mets' 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, which was their first road win of 2017.

Matt Harvey (1-0, 2.70 ERA) and the Mets (4-3) continue their three-game series against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park tonight.

Harvey will be making his second start of the season after allowing two runs in 6 2/3 innings last week against the Braves.

Clay Buchholz (0-0, 7.20 ERA) will start for the Phillies (3-4).

Juan Lagares (strained oblique) is expected get today off after playing in a rehab game Monday with St. Lucie. He will attempt to play seven innings Wednesday, according to Terry Collins.

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Feb 25, 2017; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (81) high fives manager Joe Girardi (28) and teammates after he scores on a while pitch during the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 25, 2017; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (81) high fives manager Joe Girardi (28) and teammates after he scores on a while pitch during the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees fell to the Phillies, 6-5, on Saturday in Clearwater.


  • Adam Warren pitched two shutout innings and struck out two.
  • Gleyber Torres went 2-for-2 with two runs scored. 
  • Torres and Miguel Andujar each scored in the fifth inning on one wild pitch.
  • In one inning out of the bullpen, Ben Heller struck out the side. 
  • Jonathan Holder pitched a spotless inning and struck out two.
  • Kellin Deglan drove in a run with a single in the eighth. 

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The Yankees head back to Tampa on Sunday to take on the Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m.

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While the Mets have reportedly been trying to shop one of their outfielders for a relief pitcher, here's what the rest of the NL East has been doing at MLB's Winter Meetings...

Washington Nationals

The Nationals could be looking to make two blockbuster trades -- targeting White Sox ace Chris Sale and Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchenfor whom they might be willing to part with several top prospects, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

However, Washington could end up passing on a trade and, instead, go after free-agent outfielders Dexter FowlerIan DesmondCarlos Gomez and closer Mark Melancon...

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Gabriel Ynoa gets the start Sunday in the Mets' regular-season finale in Philadelphia. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
Gabriel Ynoa gets the start Sunday in the Mets' regular-season finale in Philadelphia. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

The playoff-bound Mets (87-74) wrap up the regular season Sunday in Philadelphia against the Phillies (70-91) on SNY, which you can follow online here.


RHP Gabriel Ynoa (1-0, 7.90 ERA) will get the start for the Mets and will be opposed by RHP Jerad Eickoff (11-14, 3.29)

Ynoa was announced as the starter Sunday afternoon for the Mets, who will turn to Noah Syndergaard in Wednesday's wild-card playoff game at Citi Field against either the Giants or the Cardinals.

Eickhoff's start last Tuesday was cut short because of rain as he only pitched four innings against the Braves, but he'll have a chance to punctuate his strong second half in the final game of the season.

Mets

Phillies

Curtis Granderson CF Cesar Hernandez, 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Jimmy Paredes, LF
Jay Bruce, RF Odubel Herrera, CF
Lucas Duda, 1B Maikel Franco, 3B
Kelly Johnson, 2B Ryan Howard, 1B
Michael Conforto, LF Cameron Rupp, C
Eric Campbell, 3B Andres Blanco, SS
Kevin Plawecki, C Aaron Altherr, RF
Gabriel Ynoa, P Jerad Eickhoff, P

 

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The Mets (86-74) will look to clinch a Wild Card spot outright as they face the Phillies (70-90) in Philadelphia on Saturday, which you can follow online here.



RHP Bartolo Colon (14-8, 3.42 ERA) will get the start for the Mets and will be opposed by RHP Phil Klein (0-1, 8.22 ERA).

Colon looks to rebound after a poor start in Miami where he allowed seven runs in 2.1 innings. Last beat Philadelphia on Aug. 26, giving up four runs in seven innings of work at Citi Field. Has pitched at least six innings in seven of his last eight starts. 

Klein will be making just his second start of the season and fourth of his career. His one start this season saw him give up four runs on eight hits against the Giants on Aug. 3. Was charged with three runs on two hits in just 0.1 innings of relief against the Mets on Sept. 25. 

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Gsellman's strike out 00:00:19
Robert Gsellman struck out eight and did not allow a run in a dominant Mets' win over Philadelphia at Citi Field.

Mets rookie RHP Robert Gsellman threw seven scoreless innings with eight strikeouts in Sunday's 17-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 23-year-old Gsellman, who made his MLB debut Aug. 23, pitched into the seventh inning for the second time in his career. He allowed three hits -- all singles -- and two walks, retiring 10 of the last 11 batters he faced.

"I was working on my mechanics earlier to fix some stuff and it seemed to help out today," Gsellman said after the game, when asked about lasting seven innings.

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New York Mets pitcher Sean Gilmartin (36) pitches against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. (Wendell Cruz)
New York Mets pitcher Sean Gilmartin (36) pitches against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. (Wendell Cruz)

The Mets (82-72) and Phillies (63-85) play the third game of their four-game series on Saturday night, which you can watch on SNY or follow online here



Sean Gilmartin (0-0, 4.76 ERA) will get the start for the Mets and will be opposed by RHP Alec Asher (1-0, 2.16 ERA).

Gilmartin will be making his first start of the season, and just his second major league start, in place of Noah Syndergaard, who has strep throat. He has not allowed a run in five relief appearances in September. 

Asher will be making his fourth start of the month, seeking his second win. Last time out against the Marlins, he allowed two runs on six hits in 4.1 innings. He had pitched at least six innings in his two previous starts. On Sept. 30 against the Mets last season, Asher allowed five runs in a start where he recorded just two outs. 

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Now that was an amazing game! I realize I keep overthinking this team's ability and fate. It's foolish. It's quite clear this season has been, and will continue to be, totally unpredictable.

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The Mets came back from two-run deficits in the ninth inning and 11th inning, winning the game on Asdrubal Cabrera's walk-off three-run homer in a 9-8 win over the Phillies on Thursday at Citi Field. >> Read more

The Cardinals were off and the Giants won, meaning the Mets remain tied with the Giants for the first wild card spot and are a half game up on the Cardinals for the second wild card spot..


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The Mets (80-72) look to bounce back and take the first game of their series with the Phillies (69-83) at Citi Field on Thursday at 7:10 p.m, which you can watch on SNY or follow online



Seth Lugo (4-2, 2.35 ERA) gets the start for the Mets and will face off against LHP Adam Morgan (2-10, 5.57 ERA) of the Phillies.

Lugo has been amazing for the Mets since entering the team's rotation on Aug. 19. Lugo has not allowed more than two earned runs in his last five starts, and has only given up nine earned runs in 36.2 innings as a starter. In his last outing, Lugo allowed one run on five hits, but struggled with his control, walking four batters.

Morgan has looked a lot stronger in his last few outings, allowing two earned runs or fewer in each of his last four starts. The left-hander has dealt with control issues, surrendering a total of four walks in his last two starts, while only striking out six. 

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Gsellman K's Velasquez 00:00:15
Rookie Robert Gsellman strikes out his counterpart on the mound, Vince Velasquez, swinging to end the fifth inning.

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Mets RHP Robert Gsellman looked good the first six innings Sunday. Granted, he was facing a Phillies lineup, which has been pretty weak this season. But, given the circumstance - making his first big-league start in New York, at Citi Field, in front of a antsy crowd, in a pennant race - I though he did well. He kept the ball down and away a lot, which is what he was known for in the minor leagues.

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Robert Gsellman, shown in spring training, makes his first major league start for the Mets Sunday. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports) (Reinhold Matay)
Robert Gsellman, shown in spring training, makes his first major league start for the Mets Sunday. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports) (Reinhold Matay)

The Mets look to make it four wins in a row and go for a sweep of their three-game series against the Phillies at Citi Field.

Read the full game preview on SNY.tv...


Phillies Mets
Cesar Hernandez, 2B Jose Reyes, 3B
Odubel Herrera, CF Asdrbal Cabrera, SS
Maikel Franco, 3B Kelly Johnson, 2B
Tommy Joseph, 1B Jay Bruce, RF
Aaron Altherr, RF Curtis Granderson, LF
Jimmy Paredes, LF Alejandro De Aza, CF
A.J. Ellis, C James Loney, 1B
Freddy Galvis, SS Travis d'Arnaud, C
Vince Velazquez, RHP Robert Gsellman, RHP

When and Where: 1:10 p.m. from Citi Field on SNY.


Who's Pitching for the Mets: RHP Robert Gsellman is scheduled to make his first major league start for New York. It will be the second career appearance for Gsellman, who won his debut on Tuesday by throwing 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief in place of injured left-hander Jonathon Niese in the Mets' 7-4 victory.


Who's Pitching for the Phillies: RHP Vince Velasquez (8-6, 4.31 ERA)  fell to 0-4 in seven starts since the All-Star break in his most recent outing on Aug. 21, when he gave up five runs over six innings as Philadelphia fell to the Cardinals, 9-0.

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New York Mets center fielder Justin Ruggiano (1) hits a grand slam against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning at AT&T Park. (John Hefti)
New York Mets center fielder Justin Ruggiano (1) hits a grand slam against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning at AT&T Park. (John Hefti)

OF Justin Ruggiano has been sent to the 15-day disabled list and the team has called up T.J. Rivera from Triple-A Las Vegas, Terry Collins told reporters Saturday.

Ruggiano exited Friday's game after the fifth inning with left shoulder discomfort.

Collins said after the game that Ruggiano, who had injured his shoulder during his first game with the Mets, felt a sharp pain in his shoulder Friday night. 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) throws to the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of their MLB baseball game at AT&T Park. (Lance Iversen)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) throws to the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of their MLB baseball game at AT&T Park. (Lance Iversen)

The Mets look to make it three wins in a row as they take on the Phillies in the second game of their three-game series at Citi Field. 

Read the full game preview on SNY.tv...


Phillies Mets
Cesar Hernandez, 2B Jose Reyes, 3B
Odubel Herrera, CF Asdrbal Cabrera, SS
Aaron Altherr, RF Yoenis Cespedes, LF
Maikel Franco, 3B Neil Walker, 2B
Ryan Howard, 1B James Loney, 1B
Cameron Rupp, C Alejandro De Aza, CF
Jimmy Paredes, LF Curtis Granderson, RF
Freddy Galvis, SS Rene Rivera, C
Jeremy Hellickson, RHP Noah Syndergaard, RHP

When and Where: 7:10 p.m. from Citi Field on WPIX.


Who's Pitching for the Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (11-7, 2.61 ERA) - threw eight scoreless innings and allowed just two hits in his last start against the Giants. Is 2-2 with a 3.28 ERA in August. Was charged with just one run on five hits on April 18 against the Phillies. 


Who's Pitching for the Phillies: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (10-7, 3.60 ERA) - is 2-2 with a 7.01 ERA against the Mets in his career. Gave up four runs over six innings in his last start against the Mets on July 15. Has a 2.89 ERA in the month of August. 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Mets face the Philadelphia Phillies on the road Sunday at 1:35 p.m. ET.

Follow the game live on SNY.tv...


Mets Phillies
Jose Reyes, 3B Odubel Herrera, CF
Curtis Granderson, RF Peter Bourjos, RF
Yoenis Cespedes, LF Cody Asche, LF
Neil Walker, 2B Maikel Franco, 3B
James Loney, 1B Ryan Howard, 1B
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Cameron Rupp, C
Juan Lagares, CF Freddy Galvis, SS
Rene Rivera, C Cesar Hernandez, 2B
Jacob deGrom, RHP Zach Eflin, RHP

When and Where: 1:35 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park on WPIX-TV 11.


Who's Pitching for the Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (5-4, 2.61 ERA) is looking to win his third straight start. DeGrom is 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA over his last three starts. In his season debut against the Phillies, he pitched six innings of one-run ball for his first win of the season.


Who's Pitching for the Phillies: RHP Zach Eflin (2-2, 4.08 ERA) is also looking for his third straight win. He is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA in his last two starts, including a complete game against the Atlanta Braves on July 5. Eflin, 22, has not faced the Mets yet since making his MLB debut on June 14.

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New York Mets relief pitcher Logan Verrett (35) walks to the dugout between innings against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Mets relief pitcher Logan Verrett (35) walks to the dugout between innings against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Noah K. Murray)

The Mets and Phillies continue their three-game series from Philadelphia on Saturday night. 

Follow the game live on SNY.tv...


Mets Phillies
Jose Reyes, 3B Odubel Herrera, CF
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Peter Bourjos, RF
Curtis Granderson, RF Cody Asche, LF
Neil Walker, 2B Maikel Franco, 3B
James Loney, 1B Ryan Howard, 1B
Travis d'Arnaud, C Andres Blanco, 2B
Brandon Nimmo, LF Carlos Ruiz, C
Juan Lagares, CF Freddy Galvis, SS
Logan Verrett, RHP Jerad Eickhoff, RHP

When and Where: 7:05 p.m. ET from Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia. 


Who's Pitching for the Mets: RHP Logan Verrett (3-6, 4.34 ERA) is 1-4 with a 5.64 ERA this year as a starting pitcher. He pitched in Philadelphia on April 19, allowing no runs over six innings in a win. Was charged with five runs in 6 2/3 innings in his last start against the Nationals. 


Who's Pitching for the Phillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff (6-10, 3.80 ERA) made his last start in Colorado, giving up eight runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings in a loss at Coors Field. Faced the Mets twice in April, allowing four earned runs over 12 combined innings. 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) during warm up drills at Tradition Field. (Steve Mitchell)
New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) during warm up drills at Tradition Field. (Steve Mitchell)

While Bartolo Colon continues to defy father time, the Philadelphia Phillies' youth movement is predictably experiencing some growing pains.

The majors' oldest active pitcher gets the start for the New York Mets on Saturday night to face a rebuilding Phillies team attempting to avoid its worst start in 82 years.

Philadelphia has followed a 99-loss 2015 campaign by dropping its first four games for the first time since 1986. Another defeat would give the Phillies their longest skid to begin a season since starting 0-7 in 1934.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka throws a warm up pitch during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka throws a warm up pitch during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees have two split-squad games on Tuesday. One group will face the Philadelphia Phillies on the road at 1:05 p.m. ET, and the other group will face the Pittsburgh Pirates at home at 1:05 p.m. ET.

In Clearwater:

Yankees Phillies
Aaron Hicks, CF Will Venable, LF
Ronald Torreyes, SS Odubel Herrera, CF
Brian McCann, C Maikel Franco, 3B
Carlos Corporan, DH Ryan Howard, 1B
Dustin Ackley, 1B Darin Ruf, DH
Pete Kozma, 2B Cedric Hunter, RF
Cesar Puello, RF J.P. Arencibia, C
Miguel Andujar, 3B Emmanuel Burriss, 2B
Ben Gamel, LF Freddy Galvis, SS

When and where: 1:05 p.m. at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida

Who's pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka will start for the Yankees.

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Toby Hyde and Rob Brender make the second stop on their trip around the N.L. East, and this week's scouting report is on the Phillies. 

Phillies beat writer Matt Gelb joins the show for a full breakdown of the re-build in progress in Philly, and what the Mets will face this year when playing the Phils. 

Later, Toby and Rob cover the first turn through the Mets starting rotation in the Grapefruit League, the competition for middle relief roles, and other spring training news and notes out of Port St. Lucie. 

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