Tuesday: v. Nationals (7:05 pm - Lee)
Wednesday: v. Nationals (7:05 pm - Kendrick)
Friday: v. Mets (7:05 pm - Pettibone)
Saturday: v. Mets (4:05 pm - Hamels)
Sunday: v. Mets (1:35 pm - Lannan)
Nationals (3 Games)(Photo: Steeshes.com)
Player to Watch: SS Ian Desmond - The 27 year old Desmond is having himself a solid year for the Nationals. He leads the team in batting average hit .287 with nine home runs and a team high 33 RBI. On the year, he is hitting .287/.326/.482 but has been blistering hot in June. He is hitting .396/.453/.625 in June with three home runs and 13 RBI. In 55 career games against the Phillies, Desmond is hitting .246/.280/.419 with seven home runs and 25 RBI.
Mets (3 Games)(Photo: Mets 360)
Player to Watch: 3B David Wright - Wright has been the Mets best hitter all year. He is hitting .297/.388.492 with nine home runs and 36 RBI. He has been hot in June hitting .347/.407/.551 with two home runs and six RBI. He has had great success against the Phillies hitting .280/.348/.501 with 27 home runs and 97 RBI in 146 games. His 27 home runs are the second most against any one franchise (he has 30 in 151 games against the Braves).
Phillies (6 Games)(Photo: CSNPhilly)
Instead, they won the first game and proceeded to fall flat on their face and go 2-7 over the remaining nine games of the road trip. The Phillies come limping home having lost two straight to the Rockies, including yesterday's 5-2 loss in which they saw a grand total of 90 pitches in nine full innings.
For a team that has struggled mightily with run support, it might be surprising to learn that they are third in the National League with 67 home runs. Unfortunately, they are 11th out of 15 teams in the NL in runs and rank 24th in MLB with scoring just 258 times. They will need to score some more runs if they have any prayer of making a run at the postseason.
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