Friday Night Lineup: Phillies vs Mets

  1. McNeil LF
  2. Alonso 1B
  3. Conforto RF
  4. Ramos C
  5. Canó 2B
  6. Rosario SS
  7. Nimmo CF
  8. Frazier 3B
  9. Matz LHP

After a well needed off day on Thursday, the New York Mets look to pick things back up as they host the Philadelphia Phillies for a three-game set in Flushing. Both teams are fighting for a playoff chance while just a game apart from each other, while the Mets are currently 5 games back from the second Wild Card spot, the Phillies are 4 games out.

The Mets will kick the series off with their only lefty in the rotation on the mound in Steven Matz. Matz, a Long Island native, has had a great second half of the season as he’s been 4-2 with a 2.73 ERA in nine starts since the All-Star break. Overall, the lefty is 9-8 with a 4.04 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP while striking out 128 batters in 133.2 innings pitched.

The Philadelphia Phillies will send Zach Eflin to the hill tonight, Eflin owns a 8-11 record with a 4.33 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP and has struck out 106 batters in 135.0 innings pitched. However, the righty has been utilizing his sinker more so as of recent and has posted a 2.08 ERA while allowing three runs in his last three starts.

With 45 long balls, Pete Alonso leads the National League in home runs and is currently tied with Mike Trout throughout the entire Major League circuit. In his last seven games, Alonso has been batting .333/.394/.633 with three out of his ten hits landing on the other side of the fence.

Tonight’s game will be held at Citi Field with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 PM EST and will be televised on SNY.

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