Phillies vs. Mets – Game Preview – August 12, 2022

Philadelphia Phillies (62-49, third in NL East) vs. New York Mets (73-39, first in NL East)

New York; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

LIKELY TO PITCH: Phillies: Ranger Suarez (8-5, 3.68 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 85 strikeouts); Mets: Max Scherzer (8-2, 1.98 ERA, .90 WHIP, 120 strikeouts)

LINE: Mets -200, Phillies +167; over/under is 7 points

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets host the Philadelphia Phillies to open a three-game series.

New York is 73-39 overall and 38-18 in home games. Mets batters are batting .260 collectively, the team’s fourth-best batting average in MLB.

Philadelphia is 30-23 in road games and 62-49 overall. The Phillies are fifth in MLB play with 148 total homers, averaging 1.3 per game.

Friday’s game is the 13th time these teams have met this season. The Mets are 9-3 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 29 home runs while slugging .542. Jeff McNeil is 14 for 37 with five doubles, two home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games.

Kyle Schwarber has 16 doubles, 34 home runs and 69 RBIs for the Phillies. Rhys Hoskins is 7-for-33 with one brace, four home runs and six RBIs in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 8-2, .298 batting average, 3.64 ERA, beat opponents by 25 runs

Phillies: 8-2, .284 batting average, 3.60 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 points

INJURIES: Mets: Tommy Hunter: IL 15 days (back), Drew Smith: IL 15 days (back), Tylor Megill: IL 60 days (shoulder), Sean Reid-Foley: IL 60 days (elbow), John Curtiss: IL of 60 days (elbow), Joey Lucchesi: IL of 60 days (elbow)

Phillies: Kyle Schwarber: day to day (undisclosed), Hans Crouse: 60 day IL (biceps), Zach Eflin: 60 day IL (knee), James McArthur: 60 day IL (elbow), Damon Jones: IL 60 days (shoulder), Bryce Harper: IL 10 days (thumb), Sam Coonrod: IL 60 days (shoulder)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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