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New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies Preview and Predictions 04-17-2019 in MLB


The Philadelphia Phillies wasted little time exacting revenge after losing the opener in extra innings, as they set the tone the following day with a 10-run outburst in the first to even the series. The Phillies look to keep the scoreboard operator busy once again on Wednesday afternoon as they vie for a rare series win versus the visiting New York Mets.

Maikel Franco belted a two-run blast in the opener and added a three-run shot in the double-digit inning of Tuesday's 14-3 romp to give him a team-leading six homers. J.T. Realmuto ripped a pair of two-run doubles in the lopsided frame and joined Scott Kingery with a homer, three hits and five RBIs on Tuesday for Philadelphia, which bids for just its eighth series win against New York in its last 29 opportunities since 2012. Steven Matz surrendered eight runs without retiring a batter on Tuesday, adding yet another blemish to an ailing starting rotation that was supposed to be a strength for the Mets this season. Right-hander Zack Wheeler will look to answer the bell on Wednesday afternoon and reduce the rotation's collective 5.62 ERA and 1.42 WHIP.

TV: 1:05 p.m. ET, MLB Network, SNY (New York), NBCS Philadelphia

PITCHING MATCHUP: Mets RH Zack Wheeler (1-1, 7.47 ERA) vs. Phillies RH Jake Arrieta (2-1, 2.25)

Wheeler answered a disastrous outing with a strong one on Friday, allowing two runs and striking out eight in six innings of a 6-2 win at Atlanta. The 28-year-old Georgia native boasts a 4-1 career mark with a 3.36 ERA against Philadelphia and a 3-0 record at Citizens Bank Park. Cesar Hernandez has brutalized Wheeler to the tune of going 7-for-14 at the plate, although the hurler has flustered Odubel Herrera (1-for-11, four strikeouts), Bryce Harper (5-for-26, 11 strikeouts) and Franco (1-for-7).



Arrieta overcame one bad inning in his previous start with seven strong ones on Friday, yielding one run on five hits while striking out eight to secure his 100th career win with a 9-1 romp over Miami. The 2015 National League Cy Young Award recipient kept the ball in the park versus the Marlins after being taken deep twice in the same frame in a 6-2 setback to Minnesota on April 6. Arrieta lost his lone decision in three starts versus the Mets last season despite permitting five runs and striking out 17 in 18 1/3 innings.

WALK-OFFS

1. New York OF Jeff McNeil is 14-for-29 during his seven-game hitting streak and has reached base in all 14 of his starts.

2. Philadelphia OF Andrew McCutchen is 9-for-22 with six runs scored during his five-game hitting streak.

3. Mets 2B Robinson Cano has three doubles and as many RBIs during his four-game hitting streak.

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Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Capacity: 46,528

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Last Injuries

Philadelphia Phillies

  • Tommy Hunter

    Forearm
    Late May | 60-day IL

    Hunter is sidelined with a Grade 1 flexor strain in his right forearm and has been transferred to the 60-day injured list. He is expected to be sidelined until the latter part of May.

  • Scott Kingery

    Hamstring
    Early May | 10-day IL

    Kingery has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain. He is expected to be sidelined until the early part of May.

  • David Robertson

    Elbow
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Robertson has landed on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 1 flexor strain in his right elbow and there is no timetable for return.

  • Jean Segura

    Hamstring
    Early May | 10-day IL

    Segura has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a mild left hamstring strain. He is expected to return before the start of May.

  • Victor Arano

    Elbow
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Arano has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation and there is no timetable for recovery.

  • Odubel Herrera

    Hamstring
    Ques April 28 | 10-day IL

    Herrara has been designated for the 10-day injured list due to a strained right hamstring but is likely to be activated prior to April 28 against the Marlins.

  • Andrew McCutchen

    Knee
    Ques Sat | questionable

    McCutchen was forced from the last game due to left knee inflammation. It is unclear if he will be available for Saturday's game versus the Rockies.

  • Roman Quinn

    Oblique
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Quinn has been activated from the 10-day injured list after recovering from a right oblique strain. He is expected to be available against the Rockies on Thursday.

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New York Mets

  • Jacob deGrom

    Elbow
    Ques Fri | 10-day IL

    deGrom has been designated for the 10-day injured list with mild soreness in his elbow. It is unclear if he will return to the lineup against the Brewers on Friday.

  • Todd Frazier

    Oblique
    Prob Mon | 10-day IL

    Frazier is dealing with a strained oblique muscle and is on the 10-day injured list but is expected to be activated prior to Monday's matchup against the Phillies.

  • Robinson Cano

    Wrist
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Cano departed the previous game due to a right wrist injury, and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Phillies on Monday.

  • Jed Lowrie

    Knee
    Mid May | 10-day IL

    Lowrie is on the 10-day injured list with a capsule sprain in his left knee and is likely to stay on the IL until sometime in May.

  • Wilson Ramos

    Rest
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Ramos is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Cardinals as he likely will be given the day to rest.

  • Brandon Nimmo

    Neck
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Nimmo sat out the previous two games due to neck stiffness, and it is unclear if he will face the Cardinals on Saturday.

  • Yoenis Cespedes

    Heel
    Late July | 10-day IL

    Cespedes is on the 10-day injured list as he is on the mend from surgery on both of his heels. He is unlikely to join the team until after the All-Star break.

  • Drew Smith

    Elbow
    out for season | 10-day IL

    Smith is on the 10-day injured list and is expected to miss the entire 2019 season after having Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

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philadelphia-phillies Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Scott Kingery 14 6 32 5 13 4 0 2 6 23 1 5 0 .406 .719 .457
Jean Segura 16 16 67 13 22 5 1 1 10 32 1 11 0 .328 .478 .384
J.T. Realmuto 21 18 75 14 21 3 0 3 17 33 0 15 1 .280 .440 .341
Bryce Harper 21 21 79 14 22 6 0 5 14 43 1 27 0 .278 .544 .418
Andrew McCutchen 21 21 80 19 22 5 1 4 9 41 0 24 0 .275 .513 .408
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Adam Morgan 11 0 27 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 109
Hector Neris 10 0 29 15 1 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 157
Pat Neshek 10 0 27 5 0 10 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 136
Jose Alvarez 9 0 26 6 0 15 3 0 9 0 0 0 1 151
Seranthony Dominguez 9 0 22 11 1 7 1 0 5 0 0 0 3 148
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
J.T. Realmuto 21 18 0 8 9 1 0 3
Andrew Knapp 11 3 0 3 0 0 0 2
Andrew McCutchen 21 21 0 0 0 1 1 0
Bryce Harper 21 21 0 0 0 1 2 0
Cesar Hernandez 20 20 0 0 0 2 0 0

new-york-mets Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Chris Flexen 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Dominic Smith 21 2 22 6 9 2 0 0 4 11 0 4 0 .409 .500 .519
Jeff McNeil 20 18 70 9 26 5 1 0 10 33 0 8 2 .371 .471 .443
Pete Alonso 21 19 77 17 25 7 0 8 19 56 0 24 0 .325 .727 .416
Michael Conforto 21 21 80 18 24 7 0 6 12 49 2 19 0 .300 .613 .417
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Robert Gsellman 11 0 42 14 1 14 2 0 7 0 0 0 2 232
Jeurys Familia 10 0 29 10 1 10 2 0 7 0 0 2 9 192
Edwin Diaz 9 0 23 14 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 128
Justin Wilson 9 0 25 8 2 6 2 0 4 0 0 0 4 156
Seth Lugo 9 0 38 16 2 15 2 0 12 0 0 0 4 253
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Wilson Ramos 20 15 0 13 2 2 0 4
Tomas Nido 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0
Travis d'Arnaud 7 4 0 1 1 1 0 0
Amed Rosario 21 21 0 0 0 5 0 0
J.D. Davis 18 15 0 0 0 3 0 0