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Mets 101 Game Preview: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

August 30th, 2014 at 5:25 PM
By Mike Phillips

After winning 4-1 behind Jacob deGrom last night, the New York Mets (63-72) snapped a two game losing streak. The Mets also continued their mastery of the Philadelphia Phillies (61-73) this season. The Mets have won 12 of their first 17 matchups this season, and can win this series tonight. First pitch for tonight's game at Citi Field is scheduled for 7:10 pm.

The Mets will send right hander Bartolo Colon (12-10, 3.82 ERA) to the mound. Colon picked up a win his last time out, allowing two runs in six innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers last Sunday. The Phillies will counter with Jerome Williams (4-5, 5.42 ERA), who has been outstanding since he joined the Phils a few weeks back. Williams picked up a win in his last outing, tossing eight innings of one run ball to beat the St. Louis Cardinals.

Local Coverage:

Television: WPIX

Radio: WOR

New York Mets Lineup:

  1. CF Juan Lagares
  2. RF Curtis Granderson
  3. 3B David Wright
  4. 1B Lucas Duda
  5. C Travis d'Arnaud
  6. LF Matt den Dekker
  7. 2B Dilson Herrera
  8. SS Wilmer Flores
  9. SP Bartolo Colon

Pre-Game Notes:

  • Colon hasn't drawn much interest since clearing trade waivers earlier in the week. Interested teams are balking at Sandy Alderson's asking price.
  • Williams is 2-0 with a 1.77 ERA since joining the Phillies.
  • Juan Lagares is 14 for 34 in his last nine meetings against the Phillies. Lagares is hitting .376 against them for his career.

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Tags: Bartolo Colon, Baseball, Citi Field, Jerome Williams, Juan Lagares, MLB, New York, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies

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