Phillies Feasting off Mets Bullpen
The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets meet at Citi Field tonight. The bullpen has been a sore subject for the New York Mets for a good part of the season. No team has enjoyed facing it more of late than the Phillies. They hope to get another extended look at New York’s beleaguered relief corps this evening. They are looking to extend their winning streak against their NL East rival to seven games.
TV: 7:15 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Mets -150; O/U: 9 -110.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Phillies RH Jake Arrieta (8-6, 4.43 ERA) vs. Mets RH Noah Syndergaard (5-4, 4.56)
Former Met Slugger, Jay Bruce sparked Philadelphia’s latest uprising against New York’s human gas cans in Friday’s 7-2 victory. He delivered a tie-breaking single off Edwin Diaz. The was part of a five-run ninth inning to give the Phillies an 8-3 record against the Metropolotans this season. The Phillies have worn out New York’s bullpen during its recent domination. The team has accumulated 27 runs on 35 hits and 11 walks over 17 2/3 innings. This has allowed them to move within two games of matching its longest winning streak in the all-time series. They had a nine-game run that over the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
Mets are a Team of Wasted Opportunities
The Mets wasted solid performances from All-Stars Jacob deGrom and Pete Alonso. deGrom had 10 strikeouts over seven innings and Alonso went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI’s. Alonso also extended his own N.L. rookie record with his 29th home run before the Midsummer Classic. The Mets have lost nine of their last 11games. They also tied a season low by dropping 10 games under .500 (39-49).
This, That, and a Dart Throw
The Phillies‘ Arrieta posted a 5.65 ERA over five starts in June, but remarkably managed to finish the month with a 3-1 record. That was after allowing four runs and eight hits, with six strikeouts over as many innings Sunday in Miami. The former N.L. Cy Young Award winner also won his previous outing despite a lackluster performance. He gave up five runs on nine hits. He also had two walks over six innings against the Mets at home. Jeff McNeil is 10-for-17 and a homer, has tormented Arrieta. He is 4-4 with a 2.85 ERA in 13 career starts against New York.
The Mets‘ Syndergaard returned from a two-week stint on the injured list with a no-decision against Atlanta on Sunday. He permitted three runs on seven hits and three walks. He also fanned five over 5 2/3 innings. The young veteran still enjoyed his finest month of the season. He finished June with a 2-0 record and 3.55 ERA while holding the opposition to a .204 batting average. Rhys Hoskins is 4-for-11 with two homers and Cesar Hernandez is 10-for-25 against Syndergaard. He gave up five runs over five innings in a no-decision at Philadelphia on April 15.
The Dart Throw: Phillies 5, Brewers 2
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MLB Betting Odds & Trends
|Philadelphia is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games|
|Philadelphia is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road|
|Philadelphia is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 11 of Philadelphia’s last 16 games on the road|
|Philadelphia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing NY Mets|
|Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets|
|Philadelphia is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Mets|
|Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets|
|New York Mets|
|NY Mets is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games|
|NY Mets is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home|
|NY Mets is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia|
|NY Mets is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia|
|NY Mets is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia|
|NY Mets is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets’s last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia|
Philadelphia at New York Sunday, July 7
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