In the last of a three-game series between the New York Mets (2-2) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1-4) at Citi Field, Matt Harvey (0-1, 4.76 ERA) and Jeremy Hellickson (0-0, 0.00 ERA) get the start. The Phillies won the last game 1-0, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 10 and will air on TCN and SNY.
In his most recent outing, Harvey pitched 5.2 innings, allowing four runs (one unearned), striking out two and walking two in a 4-3 loss to the Royals. The Phillies were also unsuccessful the last time Hellickson pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 6.0 innings, giving up one run (one unearned) and striking out six in a 6-2 loss to the Reds. Ryan Howard (.250 ) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds have the Mets as -275 favorites and the Over/Under (O/U) is 6.5. They have been very patient at the plate, ranking third in the NL with an average of 4.8 walks per game. The New York pitching staff has been dominant, only giving up 0.0 runs per game, which is best in the NL. The Mets don't allow many hitters to get on base, ranking third in the league with a 0.886 WHIP.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
The Mets and the Phillies square off with both holding split records of 1-1 against NL East teams.
Philadelphia earned its first shutout of the season in its last game. New York has been shut out one time this season.
The Mets are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Phillies have a 1-1 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
When outhit, both the Mets and the Phillies have records of 0-2.
Ranking 27th in home runs, New York has hit one this season. Philadelphia ranks 10th with six home runs.
New York and Philadelphia both rank near the bottom of the league in hits. New York sits at 28th with 6.25 hits per game and Philadelphia ranks 25th with 7.20.
Both New York and Philadelphia are tied at first for their on-base plus slugging percentage of .000.
When the Phillies allow at least one home run, they are 0-2, well-matched with the Mets who are 0-1 when allowing at least one homer.