The New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies meet in the opener of their four-game NL East division series from Citizens Bank Park on Thursday night.
Mets Win Series Vs. Marlins
The New York Mets managed to win their series with Miami to start the week after an 8-3 win in Wednesday’s rubber match. The win brought the Mets to 71-81 on the year, sitting 8 games back in the NL Wild Card race. Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 45 home runs and 114 RBIs while Jeff McNeil has 151 hits with a .267 batting average. Francisco Lindor also has 26 home runs and 88 RBIs for the Mets this season as well as a team-best 33 doubles while Brandon Nimmo has a team-high 155 hits and a .272 batting average as well this season. David Peterson will start for the Mets here and is 3-8 with a 5.22 ERA and 113 strikeouts this season.
Phillies Win Series Vs. Atlanta
The Philadelphia Phillies came out on top in their series against the Atlanta Braves, winning Wednesday’s rubber match by a final score of 6-5. The win brought the Phillies to 83-69 on the year, holding on to the top Wild Card spot in the National League. Trea Turner leads the Phillies with 164 hits while Nick Castellanos has 163 hits and a team-high 36 doubles. Kyle Schwarber has a team-high 45 home runs with a team-high 99 RBIs of his own and Alec Bohm has 92 RBIs. Schwarber has the unfortunate distinction of leading the Phillies with 204 strikeouts this season. Bryce Harper also has a .287 batting average and a .392 OBP this season. Ranger Suarez will get the start here and is 3-6 with a 3.80 ERA and 109 strikeouts this season.
I’m rolling with the over here. These are two teams that are hitting lefties well in the month of September and the Mets’ David Peterson has a 5.22 ERA on the year but a 7.35 road ERA this season while Ranger Suarez has actually struggled at home with an ERA just under five at Citizens Bank Park this season. All in all, I’m expecting a fairly high-scoring game here, so give me the over.