Phillies @ Mets
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 3-7
- Scoring first has been big for the Phillies as they are 31-17 when getting on the board first but just 15-41 when allowing the opponent to score first.
- Philadelphia is 2-48 when trailing after eight innings this season.
- However, they've done a good job of holding on to late leads going 36-4 when leading after eight innings.
- Starters going deep into games has not exactly been a guaranteed victory for the Phillies as they are just 26-24 when the starter goes longer than six innings.
- Out-hitting an opponent seems to be key as Philadelphia is 32-16 when out-hitting opponents but 9-38 when getting outhit.
- The Phillies have the best second-half record in the National League over the last 10 years going 426-311.
- Philadelphia has the best second-half record in Major League Baseball since 2008 going 253-187.
- Carlos Ruiz had a great game for the Phillies going 4-for-4 with an RBI double.
- Marlon Byrd improved his trade value going 4-for-5 on the night.
- Ben Revere added two hits at the top of the Phillies order going 2-for-5.
- Dom Brown went 1-for-4 with a run scored.
- Andres Blanco had a great game at the plate after coming into the game as part of a double switch going 2-for-2 at the plate.
Place: 4th in NL East
Last 10: 5-5
- New York kicks off a seven-game homestand with the Phillies.
- The Mets are first in the majors in first inning runs with 70, one ahead of Milwaukee's 69.
- New York has won five of their last seven games and 13 of their last 19.
- The Phillies have been a welcomed sight for the Mets as New York has won seven of their last 10 games against the Phillies.
- The Mets are 14-8 in the month of July. Their 14 wins are tied with the Pirates for the most in the National League.
- New York is 18-10 in David Wright's last 28 starts. He has 19 RBIs over his last 30 games.
- Former-Phillies prospect Travis D'Arnaud had a great game going 3-for-4 with a three-run home run, two doubles and two runs scored.
- Daniel Murphy did some damage at the plate ripping two doubles, scoring once and driving in one run.
- Juan Lagares had a great game at the plate going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
- Lucas Duda drove in a run while going 1-for-3 with two runs scored.
- Chris Young was the other Met with a hit as he went 1-for-4 with a run scored.
5-5, 2.72 ERA, 1.15 WHIP
Hamels, 30, allowed just one run on six hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts in eight innings in Thursday's win over the Giants. In 29 career starts against the Mets, Hamels is 7-14 with a 4.38 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP. In 14 career starts at Citi Field, he is 4-5 with a 3.96 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP.
4-3, 3.49 ERA, 1.09 WHIP
Gee, 28, allowed six runs on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts in six innings of work in Thursday's loss to the Brewers. In 11 career games (10 starts) against the Phillies, Gee is 3-3 with a 7.15 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP. In 49 career games (47 starts) at Citi Field, he is 16-16 with a 3.15 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.