National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Sunday, August 10
(All times Eastern)
New York Mets (56-61) at Philadelphia Phillies (52-65), 1:35 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Zack Wheeler (7-8, 3.48)
Philadelphia - Kyle Kendrick (5-11, 4.74)
(SportsNetwork.com) - Zack Wheeler tries to win his fifth consecutive decision
when he leads the New York Mets against the Philadelphia Phillies in the third
contest of a four-game set today at Citizens Bank Park.
The righty is unbeaten over his last seven appearances since a June 25 defeat
to the Oakland Athletics. Included in the winning streak is an 11-2 rout of
the Phillies on July 30 when he gave up seven hits and a pair of runs across 6
2/3 innings. During the victory surge, Wheeler has given up one run in each of
his starts, with the exception of the July 30 outing. He is 2-1 with a 2.59
ERA in four career starts against the Phillies.
Kyle Kendrick takes the mound for the Phillies. He is 1-3 over a recent five-
start span. That includes a loss at Citi Field when he faced Wheeler on July
30. Kendrick is 8-9 with a 3.82 ERA in 25 games (19 starts) all-time against
Last night, Lucas Duda's single in the 11th sent the Mets to a 2-1 victory.
Singles from Curtis Granderson and David Wright, coupled with a walk by Eric
Campbell, loaded the bases with one out in the 11th. Duda then ripped a single
out to right off Antonio Bastardo (5-5) to give the Mets a one-run lead.
"Great job by (Granderson) to get on, (Wright) with a double, (Campbell) with
a huge at-bat," said Duda. "I was lucky enough to elevate a ball and sneak it
over the second baseman's head."
Ryan Howard singled with two outs in the home half, then Marlon Byrd drew a
walk before Jeurys Familia nailed down his second save of the season by
getting Domonic Brown to ground out.
Dana Eveland (1-1) registered the win for pitching a scoreless 10th inning.
"It was a good ball game," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "We pitched very,
very well the whole game. That was a good grind-out win for us."
The Mets have won the first two games of this set by a run each time. They
have captured 11 of their last 12 games at Citizens Bank Park.
New York has won nine of the last 11 meetings overall.
08/10 10:28:05 ET