After a strong outing last night from Cole Hamels, the Philadelphia Phillies (47-60) evened their series with the New York Mets (51-56) at one game a piece. Both games of this series have been blowouts, with the Mets winning 7-1 Monday night while the Phillies recorded a 6-0 shutout last night. The two teams will look to win the rubber game in a matinee affair this afternoon, with first pitch at Citi Field scheduled for 12:10 pm.
The Mets will send right hander Zack Wheeler (5-8, 3.64 ERA) to the mound. Wheeler has been on a tear over the last month, and he took a tough no decision in his last start. Wheeler allowed only one run in 6.2 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers last Friday, but was on the hook for a loss until the Mets bailed him out with three runs in the ninth inning. The Phillies will counter with veteran righty Kyle Kendrick (5-10, 4.87 ERA). Kendrick recorded a win his last time out, holding the Arizona Diamondbacks to three runs over 5.2 innings last Friday.
New York Mets Lineup:
- RF Curtis Granderson
- 2B Daniel Murphy
- 3B David Wright
- 1B Lucas Duda
- C Travis d'Arnaud
- LF Chris Youbg
- CF Juan Lagares
- SS Ruben Tejada
- SP Zack Wheeler
- David Wright has owned Kendrick of late, going 13 for 34 (.382) with three home runs against him in the last four seasons.
- Wheeler is 2-0 with a 1.41 ERA in his last five starts.
- After a night off against a tough lefty, Lucas Duda is back in the cleanup spot for the Mets.
- This is the last game for both the Mets before the trade deadline, as they will be off tomorrow.
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