Mets face the Phillies following Wheeler’s solid performance
Flushing, Queens; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Phillies favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets will host division foe Philadelphia at Citi Field.
The Mets are 11-7 against opponents from the NL East. New York ranks eighth in the league in hitting with a .262 batting average, Jeff McNeil leads the team with an average of .368.
The Phillies are 9-7 against the rest of their division. Philadelphia’s team on-base percentage of .329 is fourth in the National League. Rhys Hoskins leads the club with an OBP of .392. The Mets won the last meeting 9-0. Zack Wheeler earned his second victory and Wheeler went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for New York. Zach Eflin registered his third loss for Philadelphia.
TOP PERFORMERS: Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 16 extra base hits and is batting .310. Michael Conforto is 9-for-36 with two doubles, three home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 4-6, .261 batting average, 5.76 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Phillies: 4-6, .243 batting average, 3.86 ERA, outscored by five runs
Mets Injuries: Justin Wilson: 10-day IL (elbow soreness), Drew Smith: 10-day IL (elbow), Jacob deGrom: 10-day IL (elbow), Brandon Nimmo: day-to-day (oblique), Yoenis Cespedes: 10-day IL (heels), Amed Rosario: day-to-day (illness), Jed Lowrie: 10-day IL (knee).
Phillies Injuries: David Robertson: 10-day IL (elbow), Tommy Hunter: 60-day IL (arm), Victor Arano: 10-day IL (right elbow), Odubel Herrera: 10-day IL (hamstring), Jean Segura: 10-day IL (hamstring), Scott Kingery: 10-day IL (hamstring).