Phillies face off against the Mets in division play
Philadelphia; Wednesday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Phillies favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Either New York or Philadelphia will take home a series victory with a win.
The Phillies are 8-5 against NL East opponents. Philadelphia has slugged .457, good for fourth in the National League. Maikel Franco leads the club with a .630 slugging percentage, including eight extra-base hits and six home runs.
The Mets are 9-6 in division games. New York has a team on-base percentage of .352, good for second in the National League. Jeff McNeil leads the team with a mark of .484. The Phillies won the last meeting 14-3. Nick Pivetta secured his second victory and J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and five RBIs for Philadelphia. Steven Matz registered his first loss for New York.
TOP PERFORMERS: Franco leads the Phillies with six home runs and is batting .259. Rhys Hoskins is 12-for-40 with three doubles, four home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Phillies: 5-5, .243 batting average, 4.92 ERA, outscored by seven runs
Mets: 5-5, .280 batting average, 7.38 ERA, outscored by 16 runs
Phillies Injuries: David Robertson: 10-day IL (right elbow soreness), Tommy Hunter: 10-day IL (arm), Jean Segura: day-to-day (hamstring), Roman Quinn: 10-day IL (finger), Rhys Hoskins: day-to-day (ankle).