2021-09-19
Philadelphia Phillies
New York Mets
League : MLB

New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction & Preview



 

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The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets will go again in game 3 of their series on Sunday evening. The Phillies have won both the first two games of the series.

 

Phillies improve postseason chances

Season form

 

The Phillies have now won four games on the bounce to move to 75-72 for the season. They beat the New York Mets 5-3 in the previous game. The Phillies now have a real chance of securing their spot in the postseason with the second NL wild card at stake.

“If you want to win four, five games in a row, you want to win series, it has to come from everybody,” infielder Brad Miller said after the series-opening win.

Pitcher information

Right-handed Kyle Gibson will start for the Phillies. He has pitched 165 innings with a 10-7 record, an ERA of 3.49, 59 walks and an on-base percentage of .306.

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Mets lose five straight

Season form

 

The Mets have not enjoyed a good season at all, and that is likely to end soon with a chance for a spot in the postseason lowering quickly. They have now lost five games on the bounce to move to 72-77 for the season.

“We’re not mathematically out," Nimmo said. "Crazy things have happened in the past. They’ve made movies about it. It can happen.”

Pitcher information

Rich Hill will be tasked with getting the Mets out of this dip in form. He has been 6-7 for the season with an ERA of 3.88, 47 walks and an OBP of .311.

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