Jacob deGrom (0-1, 3.00 ERA) and Aaron Harang (1-0, 0.00 ERA) start in the first of a three-game series between the New York Mets (3-3) and the Philadelphia Phillies (3-3) at Citi Field. Action begins at 1:10 p.m. ET on Monday, Apr. 13 and can be seen on NBC-10 and SNY.
deGrom pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs, striking out six and walking two in a 2-1 defeat to the Nationals. David Wright (.320 ) kept up his hot start yesterday, going 2 for 4. When pitching against the Mets, Harang is 6-5 with a 4.28 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and 58 strikeouts. Cody Asche (.429 ) has been successful at the plate to the start the season for the Phillies, going 3 for 4 yesterday with one RBI.
New York is a -162 favorite against Philadelphia and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. It's been a struggle for opposing teams to score runs against the Mets. The 3.2 runs that New York's pitchers allow per game makes them the fourth-ranked staff in the NL.
In games where it is the underdog, Philadelphia has a 3-1 record and an overall money line of +168. Philadelphia is excellent at not striking out on the road with an NL-low 0.0 per game. Philadelphia's pitching staff has set the standard for its league, with an NL-low 0.00 ERA on the road. When it comes to preventing batters from getting hits, the Phillies are fourth in the NL with an average of 7.2 hits allowed per game.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM, O/U - Over
The Phillies have a 2-1 record against the NL East Division, while the Mets have split their meetings with divisional opponents, 3-3.
When leading after 7 innings, New York is 3-1, while Philadelphia is 2-1.
The New York batters brought in a solid nine hits last game. Philadelphia has a record of 0-3 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When outhit, both the Mets and the Phillies have records of 0-3.
New York and Philadelphia both rank near the bottom of the league in home runs. New York sits at 22nd with three home runs this season and Philadelphia ranks 25th with two.
Ranking 12th, New York is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 6.40 per game. Philadelphia ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 6.80.
Both New York and Philadelphia are tied at 28th for their on-base plus slugging percentage of .563.
When the Phillies allow at least one home run, they are 2-2. When the Mets allow one or more homers, they have a 2-3 record.