The Mets (68-66, 13 GB in NL East, 5 GB for second Wild Card) take on the Philadelphia Phillies (69-64, 11.5 GB in NL East, 3.5 GB for second Wild Card) on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park on SNY.
The Mets snapped their six-game losing streak with an impressive 11-5 win over the Phillies on Friday. ... Todd Frazier became the first Met since David Wright in 2009 to homer in both the eighth and ninth innings of the same game. ... The Mets are 14-8 on the road since the All-Star break. ... The Mets have lost seven of their last nine games against the Phillies.
|Amed Rosario, SS||Jean Segura, SS|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||JT Realmuto, C|
|JD Davis, LF||Bryce Harper, RF|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Rhys Hoskins, 1B|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Corey Dickerson, LF|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Scott Kingery, CF|
|Joe Panik, 2B||Cesar Hernandez, 2B|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Sean Rodriguez, 3B|
|Steven Matz, LHP||Jason Vargas, LHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (8-8, 4.06 ERA), who dealt with some blister problems on his finger in his last start, but still managed to pitch six innings of one-run ball against the Braves. ... In the second half, Matz has pitched to a 2.64 ERA in eight starts, striking our 44 batters and allowing just 14 earned runs.
Who is starting for the Phillies?
LHP Jason Vargas (6-6, 4.06 ERA), who is facing his former team for the first time since joining the Phillies. ... In five starts as a Phillie, Vargas is 0-1 with a 4.34 ERA. He's allowed 14 earned runs, struck out just 15, and walked 10 since being traded from the Mets. ... The lefty allowed four earned in seven innings his last time out, taking a no-decision against the Pirates.
The Mets close their set against the Phillies on Sunday night at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park. Marcus Stroman (7-12, 3.29 ERA) will face off against Phillies righty Zach Eflin (8-11, 4.50 ERA).