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 17-46 when allowing the opponent to score first.
- Philadelphia is 2-52 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 11-42 when getting outhit.
- Philadelphia is 151-107 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 433-314.
- After getting off to a decent start to the season, the Phillies have lost 26 of their last 38 games against NL East opponents and are 0-5-2 over their last seven series against divisional opponents.
- Marlon Byrd had a big game at the plate for the Phillies going 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and an RBI.
- Grady Sizemore ripped an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning that scored two.
- Cody Asche got an RBI in the bottom of the ninth too on a fielder's choice to make it a 5-4 game.
- Chase Utley was great at the plate going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
- Ben Revere raised his batting average to .313 going 2-for-4.
Place: 4th in NL East
Last 10: 4-6
- The Mets have lost five of their last eight games but are happy to see a National League East opponent going 9-4 in their last 13 games against the Division.
- New York is happy to see the Phillies as they have won eight of their last 10 games against Philadelphia.
- The Mets are 6-1 at Citizens Bank Park this season and 11-2 over their last 13 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' 13 games against the Phillies have gone to extra innings with New York winning three of those games.
- Former-Phillies prospect Travis d'Arnaud had a strong game at the plate going 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and an RBI.
- Curtis Granderson put up a big game at the top of the Mets order going 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
- David Murphy also went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.
- Juan Lagares had the other extra-base hit for the Mets going 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.
- Wilmer Flores was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
- Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 1-for-4 with a run scored.
- David Wright also had a multi-hit game going 2-for-5.
4-4, 3.73 ERA, 1.12 WHIP
Gee, 28, allowed two runs on five hits with three walks and six strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work Monday against the Giants. In 12 career games (11 starts) against the Phillies, Gee is 3-4 with a 7.11 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. In seven career games (six starts) at Citizens Bank Park, he is 2-2 with a 9.56 ERA and a 1.81 WHIP.
6-6, 2.42 ERA, 1.11 WHIP
Hamels, 30, allowed one run (no earned) on four hits with a walk and six strikeouts in seven innings getting the loss Sunday to the Nationals. In 30 career starts against the Mets, Hamels is 8-14 with a 4.19 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. In 129 career games at Citizens Bank Park, he is 53-41 with a 3.30 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.