Slumping Phillies look to break 3-game skid against Mets

September 15

New York Mets (21-26, fourth in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (23-23, third in the NL East)

Philadelphia; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: New York: Rick Porcello (1-4, 6.07 ERA) Philadelphia: Jake Arrieta (3-4, 5.54 ERA)

LINE: Mets favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.

The Phillies are 19-14 against the rest of their division. Philadelphia's team on-base percentage of .336 is sixth in the league. Bryce Harper leads the lineup with an OBP of .397.

The Mets are 13-17 against NL East Division teams. The New York offense has compiled a .278 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the majors. Michael Conforto leads the team with an average of .343.

TOP PERFORMERS: Andrew McCutchen is second on the Phillies with 29 RBIs and is batting .267.

Conforto leads the Mets with 60 hits and has 31 RBIs.

INJURIES: Phillies: David Robertson: (elbow), Spencer Howard: (shoulder), Seranthony Dominguez: (elbow), Jose Alvarez: (testicular), Roman Quinn: (concussion), Jay Bruce: (quad), Rhys Hoskins: (left forearm), J.T. Realmuto: (hip flexor).

Mets: Noah Syndergaard: (elbow), Corey Oswalt: (bicep), Franklyn Kilome: (fingernail), Robert Gsellman: (rib), Dellin Betances: (right lat), Jake Marisnick: (hamstring), Eduardo Nunez: (knee), Jeff McNeil: (gastrointestinal), Jed Lowrie: (knee), Rene Rivera: (elbow), Tomas Nido: (undisclosed).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.



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