New York faces off against Philadelphia in division play
Flushing, Queens; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Mets favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: NL East opponents New York and Philadelphia will square off at Citi Field.
The Mets are 10-7 against the rest of their division. New York’s team on-base percentage of .342 is seventh in the league. Jeff McNeil leads the team with an OBP of .458.
The Phillies are 9-6 against the rest of their division. Philadelphia’s team on-base percentage of .333 is second in the National League. Rhys Hoskins leads the team with an OBP of .398. The Mets won the last meeting 5-1. Steven Matz earned his second victory and McNeil went 2-for-3 with a home run and an RBI for New York. Jake Arrieta took his second loss for Philadelphia.
Hoskins leads the Phillies with six home runs and is batting .272. Cesar Hernandez is 13-for-41 with three doubles, two home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 4-6, .261 batting average, 5.97 ERA, outscored by 20 runs
Phillies: 4-6, .244 batting average, 4.05 ERA, outscored by three runs
Mets Injuries: Justin Wilson: 10-day IL (elbow soreness), Drew Smith: 10-day IL (elbow), Jacob deGrom: 10-day IL (elbow), Yoenis Cespedes: 10-day IL (heels), Amed Rosario: day-to-day (illness), Jed Lowrie: 10-day IL (knee), Robinson Cano: day-to-day (right hand).
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).