Phillies v. Mets
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 6-4
- Scoring first has been big for the Phillies as they are 35-18 when getting on the board first but just 17-45 when allowing the opponent to score first.
- Philadelphia is 2-51 when trailing after eight innings this season.
- However, they've done a good job of holding on to late leads going 41-4 when leading after eight innings.
- Starters going deep into games has not exactly been a guaranteed victory for the Phillies as they are just 30-25 when the starter goes longer than six innings.
- Out-hitting an opponent seems to be key as Philadelphia is 35-16 when out-hitting opponents but 11-41 when getting outhit.
- Philadelphia is 151-106 since 2005 in the month of August, the best record in the National League and second best in the majors behind only the Yankees in that span.
- The Phillies have the best second-half record in the National League over the last 10 years going 433-313.
- After getting off to a decent start to the season, the Phillies have lost 25 of their last 37 games against NL East opponents and are 0-5-2 over their last seven series against divisional opponents.
- Former-Phillies ace Roy Halladay will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch tonight.
Place: 4th in NL East
Last 10: 4-6
- The Mets have lost five of their last seven games but are happy to see a National League East opponent going 8-4 in their last 12 games against the Division.
- New York is happy to see the Phillies as they have won seven of their last nine games against Philadelphia.
- The Mets are 5-1 at Citizens Bank Park this season and 10-2 over their last 12 games in Philadelphia.
- David Wright has 19 career home runs at Citizens Bank Park, a record for most home runs by any visiting player at the ballpark and the single most in any visiting stadium in Wright's career.
- Five of the Mets' 12 games against the Phillies have gone to extra innings with New York winning three of those games.
- Friday night starter Bartolo Colon goes for win number 200 of his career tonight.
10-9, 4.12 ERA, 1.18 WHIP
Colon, 41, allowed six runs on eight hits with no walks and five strikeouts in 4.2 innings on Sunday in a loss to the Giants. In seven career games against the Phillies, Colon is 3-2 with a 3.74 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. In two career starts at Citizens Bank Park, Colon is 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP.
6-11, 4.16 ERA, 1.38 WHIP
Burnett, 37, allowed five runs (one earned) on three hits with two walks and a strikeout in 1.2 innings Saturday before being ejected against the Nationals. In 22 career starts against the Mets, Burnett is 5-7 with a 3.89 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. In 19 career games (18 starts) at Citizens Bank Park, he is 6-7 with a 3.64 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.