The Mets (37-41, 9 GB in NL East, 3.5 GB in NL wild card) open a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies (39-38, 6.5 GB in NL East, 1 GB in NL wild card) on Monday at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park on SNY.
Mets rookie first baseman Pete Alonso, who was named National League Player of the Week, is slashing .346/.477/.846 with seven home runs and 16 RBIs over his last 15 games since June 8. ... Since May 25, Todd Frazier has a .319/.429/.553 batting line with six home runs and 20 RBIs. ... The Mets' bullpen has a 5.30 ERA this season, which ranks third-worst in the majors.
|Jeff McNeil, RF||Scott Kingery, LF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Jean Segura, SS|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Bryce Harper, LF|
|Michael Conforto, CF||Rhys Hoskins, 1B|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||J.T. Realmuto, C|
|Dominic Smith, LF||Cesar Hernandez, 2B|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Roman Quinn, CF|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Maikel Franco, 3B|
|Steven Matz, LHP||Zach Eflin, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (5-5, 4.28 ERA), who is 1-2 with a 5.87 ERA over his last four outings. ... Matz has faced the Phillies twice this year: giving up eight runs without retiring a batter on April 16 and throwing six innings of one-run ball on April 22. ... While Matz is 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA in six starts at Citi Field this year, he is 2-5 with a 6.21 ERA in eight road starts, having allowed 30 runs (26 earned), 46 hits, 14 walks and 12 home runs in 37 2/3 innings.
Who is starting for the Phillies?
RHP Zach Eflin (6-7, 2.83 ERA), who allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings in his last start against the Washington Nationals last Wednesday. ... When Eflin last faced the Mets on April 23, he gave up four runs (three earned) and four hits in four innings as the Mets won 9-0. ... Eflin is 4-2 with a 2.13 ERA in six starts at Citizens Bank Park this year.
Walker Lockett (0-1, 23.14 ERA) and the Mets face Jake Arrieta (6-6, 4.12 ERA) and the Phillies in the second game of a four-game series on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.