What to look for: Phillies vs. Mets, 7:10 PM

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The Mets open up a three-game series with the Phillies on Monday night at Citi Field at 7:10 PM.


Rich MacLeodHere is today’s starting lineup for New York:

  1. Curtis Granderson RF
  2. Yoenis Cespedes CF
  3. Daniel Murphy 1B
  4. David Wright 3B
  5. Kelly Johnson 2B
  6. Travis d’Arnaud C
  7. Michael Conforto LF
  8. Wilmer Flores SS
  9. Bartolo Colon RHP

Here is today’s pitching matchup:

Bartolo Colon (11-11, 4.65 ERA) will start for the Mets.

Jared Eickhoff (1-1, 2.25 ERA) will start for the Phillies.


Mets vs PhilliesHere is what I am looking for today from the Mets:

No mercy.

After sweeping them in Philadelphia just one week ago, the Mets face the last-place Phillies once again starting on Monday, and they’ll look to continue their dominance against them.

This season, New York is 12-1 against the Phillies and in their last 28 games against them, they’re 25-3 in their last 28 games against their once hated rivals. While I don’t expect the Mets to win every single game against the Phillies the rest of the way, what I do expect is them is to continue winning series. Let’s face it, these two teams aren’t even on the same stratosphere right now. We’ll see if that equates to tonight’s game.

Opportunity.

It’s baseball, so anything can happen, but as the Mets begin their three-game series with the Phillies, the second place Nationals open up a three-game set against the MLB-best Cardinals in St. Louis.

Not only are the Cardinals the best overall team in baseball, but they’re also the best home team in the sport as well, as they’re a dominant 46-19 at Busch Stadium this season. Now, the Nationals could turn their fortunes around and win this series from St. Louis because, as I said, it’s baseball. However, if they do not and the Cardinals continue to ravage the National League, the Mets have a huge opportunity to strengthen their stranglehold of the National League East.

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