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New York faces off against Philadelphia in division play

By The Associated PressApril 23, 2019

Philadelphia Phillies (12-10, second in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (12-10, first in the NL East)

Flushing, Queens; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Zach Eflin (2-2, 3.68 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 20 strikeouts) Mets: Zack Wheeler (2-2, 6.35 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 22 strikeouts)

LINE: Mets favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: NL East opponents New York and Philadelphia will square off at Citi Field.

The Mets are 10-7 against the rest of their division. New York’s team on-base percentage of .342 is seventh in the league. Jeff McNeil leads the team with an OBP of .458.

The Phillies are 9-6 against the rest of their division. Philadelphia’s team on-base percentage of .333 is second in the National League. Rhys Hoskins leads the team with an OBP of .398. The Mets won the last meeting 5-1. Steven Matz earned his second victory and McNeil went 2-for-3 with a home run and an RBI for New York. Jake Arrieta took his second loss for Philadelphia.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 16 extra base hits and is batting .325. Wilson Ramos is 6-for-30 with a home run and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.

Hoskins leads the Phillies with six home runs and is batting .272. Cesar Hernandez is 13-for-41 with three doubles, two home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 4-6, .261 batting average, 5.97 ERA, outscored by 20 runs

Phillies: 4-6, .244 batting average, 4.05 ERA, outscored by three runs

Mets Injuries: Justin Wilson: 10-day IL (elbow soreness), Drew Smith: 10-day IL (elbow), Jacob deGrom: 10-day IL (elbow), Yoenis Cespedes: 10-day IL (heels), Amed Rosario: day-to-day (illness), Jed Lowrie: 10-day IL (knee), Robinson Cano: day-to-day (right hand).

Phillies Injuries: David Robertson: 10-day IL (elbow), Tommy Hunter: 60-day IL (arm), Victor Arano: 10-day IL (right elbow), Odubel Herrera: 10-day IL (hamstring), Jean Segura: 10-day IL (hamstring), Scott Kingery: 10-day IL (hamstring).

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