The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies meet Sunday in MLB action at Citizens Bank Park.
The New York Mets need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Mets have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Mets have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Brandon Nimmo leads the Mets with 21 hits and eight RBI while Pete Alonso and Dominic Smith have combined for 36 hits and 21 RBI. David Peterson gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 5.59 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Peterson is 1-1 with a 9.00 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Phillies have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Phillies have lost seven of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Rhys Hoskins leads the Phillies with 25 hits and 14 RBI while Bryce Harper and JT Realmuto have combined for 49 hits and 21 RBI. Zach Eflin gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.58 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Eflin is 3-4 with a 5.21 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League East and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Phillies are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 5-13 in their last 18 Sunday games. The under is 12-3-2 in Mets last 17 overall. The under is 4-1 in Phillies last 5 overall. The Mets are 5-14 in the last 19 meetings in Philadelphia.
The New York Mets have had issues stringing together wins this season and the Phillies have done a good job of bouncing back from losses this season. Zach Eflin is also comfortably the better starting pitcher in this spot and he’s holding current Mets hitters to a .222 batting average with 28 strikeouts in 106 at bats. I’ll lay the cheap price with the Phillies at home in primetime.