Philadelphia Phillies vs Ny Mets Mets Picks and Predictions May 16th 2024

Philadelphia Phillies vs NY Mets Mets MLB Thu, May 16, 18:40 pm.
Philadelphia Phillies
ML: -140
NY Mets Mets
ML: 120

Phillies Eyeing a Clean Sweep Against the Mets with Edmundo Sosa at the Helm

As Thursday rolls around, the Philadelphia Phillies are all set to potentially sweep their rivals, the New York Mets, right off their home turf in this four-game showdown. It’s been an impressive stretch for the Phillies, especially with their stellar showing at home.

Phillies Riding High on a Winning Wave

The Phillies have been on fire this week, grabbing two wins in New York and then continuing their rampage with a decisive 10-5 victory at their own ballpark on Wednesday. Bryce Harper was slinging hits left and right, nailing a homer, a double, and a single to rack up three RBIs. Kyle Schwarber threw in a solid two-hit performance too, but the real surprise package has been Edmundo Sosa. Stepping in for the sidelined Trea Turner, Sosa’s been nothing short of sensational, smashing a .357 average since he took over. “Just happy to chip in,” Sosa shared, “We’re all here to rack up those wins.”

Taijuan Walker Slated to Dominate the Mound

Next up, Taijuan Walker is grabbing the ball for the Phillies with a tidy 3-0 record and a 4.82 ERA this season. Fresh off a strong outing against the Miami Marlins where he kept it tight with only one run over six innings, Walker’s ready to keep that momentum going. “My aim was just to keep the scoreboard as clean as possible,” Walker said, gearing up to back his team’s powerhouse hitters.

Mets Scrambling to Regroup

Flip the script and you’ve got the Mets, who are scrambling to dodge a full sweep and find their rhythm again. They started lagging early last game and despite a late surge, including a solo homer from J.D. Martinez, they just couldn’t catch up. Mets’ skipper Carlos Mendoza didn’t mince words: “We’re just off our game… There’s a lot we’ve got to sort out.”

Jose Quintana is on deck to start for the Mets, hoping to shake off some recent rough starts, like his last one against the Atlanta Braves where he gave up three homers. “Just a few slip-ups… Need to tighten up my pitches,” Quintana acknowledged, looking to pivot back to form.

Big Game on the Horizon

With the Phillies aiming to extend their winning spree and the Mets desperate to claw back some dignity, Thursday’s game is shaping up to be a crucial clash. The Phillies are looking to leverage their home-field edge and a lineup that’s been delivering big time, while the Mets are banking on Quintana to step up and their bats to come alive.

As both squads gear up for this key matchup, fans are in for a treat—expect a fierce contest as the Phillies strive to keep dominating and the Mets fight to turn their luck around.

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Thu, May 16, 08:04 am.
Philadelphia Phillies
O 8.5
NY Mets Mets
U 8.5
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