Eflin to start series opener for Philadelphia at New York
Flushing, Queens; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Zach Eflin (8-11, 4.33 ERA) Mets: Steven Matz (9-8, 4.04 ERA)
LINE: Mets -147; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: New York and Philadelphia match up to begin a three-game series.
The Mets are 34-32 against the rest of their division. New York has hit 201 home runs as a team this season. Pete Alonso leads the team with 45, averaging one every 11.3 at-bats.
The Phillies are 28-30 in division play. The Philadelphia offense has compiled a .247 batting average as a team this season, Jean Segura leads the team with a mark of .283.
TOP PERFORMERS: Alonso leads the Mets with 74 extra base hits and is slugging .593. Michael Conforto is 13-for-43 with four doubles, a triple, a home run and four RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 4-6, .271 batting average, 5.09 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Phillies: 5-5, .276 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
Mets Injuries: Drew Smith: (elbow), Jacob Rhame: (elbow), Robert Gsellman: (lat), Dominic Smith: (foot), Yoenis Cespedes: (heels), Jed Lowrie: (knee).
Phillies Injuries: David Robertson: (elbow), Edubray Ramos: (shoulder), Juan Nicasio: (shoulder), Pat Neshek: (hamstring), Adam Morgan: (hip), Tommy Hunter: (forearm), Jerad Eickhoff: (finger), Seranthony Dominguez: (elbow), Jake Arrieta: (elbow), Victor Arano: (elbow), Roman Quinn: (groin), Andrew McCutchen: (knee).