Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 6:10 PM (Citi Field )
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The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets will meet up on the MLB diamond Friday to kick off their series.
Philadelphia is coming out of a series versus the Reds. Philly took the first pair of games in that set 7-1 and 6-2 but lost Wednesday 8-5. On Thursday, Philadelphia fell in a tough one 4-3.
For Friday’s game, the Phillies will send out Zach Eflin to start. Across his 135.0 innings and 8-11 record so far, Eflin has a 4.33 ERA with 106 Ks and 37 BBs.
Over on the Mets’ side, they’re coming off a set versus the Nationals. New York fell on Tuesday in a tough one 11-10 but won the other pair of games 7-3 (Monday) and 8-4 (Wednesday) to take the series.
For Friday’s matchup, the Mets will go with Steven Matz in the start. Over his 133.2 innings and 9-8 record this year, Matz has a 4.04 ERA with 128 Ks and 39 BBs.
The Phillies are 5-2 in the last seven in game one of a series and 2-6 in Eflin’s last eight starts. Philly is 1-7 in Eflin’s last eight starts with four days’ rest and 2-6 in his last eight on grass.
Meanwhile, the Mets are 5-2 in their last seven after an off day and 3-7 in their last 10 Friday games. New York is 0-6 in the last six home games and 8-2 in Matz’s last 10 with five days’ rest.
Eflin is sitting on a pair of quality starts, posting a total of three earned in 13.0 innings on nine hits. His most recent outing was a no-decision against the Mets.
As for Matz, he’s got four quality starts in his last five games and hasn’t given up more than two earned in any of those five. I like Matz to keep it going here and help New York get an opener victory.