Thursday, March 23, 2023

Phillies host New York Mets, look to break home slide

Pitching Prospects: Mets: Chris Bassett (3-2, 2.61 ERA, .94 whip, 34 strikeouts); Phillies: Zack Eflin (1-2, 5.25 ERA, 1.33 whips, 18 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Mets-115, Phillies-105; over/under 7 runs

Bottom line: The Philadelphia Phillies take on the New York Mets to halt their three-game home slide.

Philadelphia is 11-15 on aggregate and 8-8 at home. The Phillies have the third best team slugging percentage among the majors at .409.

New York are 19-8 on aggregate and 9-5 at home. The Mets rank 10th in the NL, with a total of 23 home runs, averaging 0.9 per game.

The teams are playing on a Sunday for the eighth time this season. The Mets lead 5-2 in the season series.

Top Performer: Bryce Harper has eight doubles, one triple, five home runs and 17 RBIs for Phillips. Kyle Schwarber is 7-for-28 in the last 10 matches with two doubles, three home runs and seven RBIs.

Francisco Lindor led New York to five home runs, slugging .423. Pete Alonso is 11-for-38 in the last 10 games with two home runs and five RBIs.

Last 10 games: Phillies: 5-5, .239 batting average, 3.24 ERA, beat opponents by 15 runs

Mets: 7-3, .256 batting average, 3.50 ERA, got opponents out by five runs

Injuries: Phillies: Didi Gregorius: 10-Day IL (knee), Ryan Sheriff: 60-Day IL (Shoulder), Sam Coonrod: 60-Day IL (Shoulder), Mickey Moniac: 10-Day IL (arm), Rafael Marchon : 60-day IL (hamstring), Kent Emanuel: 60-day IL (elbow), Jojo Romero: 60-day IL (elbow)

Mets: Trevor May: 15-day IL (tricep), Sean Reed-Foley: 10-day IL (elbow), Jacob deGrom: 10-day IL (shoulder), John Curtis: 60-day IL (elbow), Joey Luchesi : 60-day IL (elbow)

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