MMO Game Feed: Phillies vs. Mets, 7:10 p.m.

ByJose A. York

Aug 12, 2022

Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY

Friday, August 12, 2022 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
HPL Ranger Suarez (8-5, 3.68) vs RHP Max Scherzer (8-2, 1.98)
TV+ • WCBS 880 AM • ESPN 1050

The Mets are about to embark on another series of tough and important games. Over the next 12 days, the Mets will play 13 games against the Phillies, Braves and Yankees. First, the Phillies for a three-game weekend.

The Phillies have surged lately, winning eight of their last 10 games and are 13 games above .500. However, they have risen along with the Mets, who are also winners of eight of their last ten, so there are 10.5 games separating the two clubs.

Composition of the Mets

Phillies Lineup

Max Scherzer kicks off this series of matches. Over 15 games and 95 2/3 innings this season, Scherzer has a 1.98 ERA, 2.45 FIP, .899 WHIP and a 203+ ERA. He is coming off a strong start against the Braves where he closed their offense in seven innings, scattering four hits while striking out 11. Since returning from the injured list, he has made seven starts, totaling 46 innings with a 1.37 MPM.

Scherzer faced the Phillies a lot before landing on the injured reserve. In his first start against them, he allowed one run on five hits and three walks while striking out seven. In early May, he faced the Phillies in back-to-back starts where he allowed seven runs on 15 hits while striking out 16. The Phillies have the following numbers against him:

  • JT Realmuto 7-58, 2B, 2HR, 4BB, 18K
  • Jean Segura 12-33, HR, BB, 8K
  • Rhys Hoskins 1-26, 2B, BB, 14K
  • Nick Castellanos 2-17, 2 2B, BB, 8K
  • Kyle Schwarber 4-11, 2HR, 4BB, 4K
  • Alec Bohm 5-15.5K
  • John Camargo 3-14.5K
  • Edmundo Sosa 2-8, 4K

The Mets bats will get another look at Ranger Suarez tonight. Ranger has made 19 starts and pitched 100 1/3 innings this year with a 3.68 ERA, 3.89 FIP, 1.365 WHIP and 111+ ERA. Suarez missed a few starts in July due to back spasms, and he was effective when he threw. In three games and 16 innings, he allowed three unearned runs, no earned runs, on 11 hits and two walks. By comparison, in his last outing, he allowed three earned runs on seven hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings against the Nationals.

Suarez hasn’t faced the Mets since making his first start of the season in Philadelphia. In that game, the Mets got three runs on five hits and a walk in 2 2/3 innings. The Mets have the following career numbers against Suarez:

  • Brandon Nimmo 3-7, 2BB, K
  • Pete Alonso 0-5, 2BB, K
  • Starling Marte 2-6, BB, K
  • Eduardo Escobar 3-5, 2B, HR
  • Francois Lindor 0-3
  • Marc Canha 1-2,K
  • Luis Guillorme 1-2
  • James McCann 0-2
  • Jeff McNeil 0-2,K
  • Tyler Naquin 0-1

Game Notes

Tonight’s game at 7:10 p.m. against the Philadelphia Phillies will be shown exclusively on Apple TV+. Fans can access the game for free using the Apple TV app or by visiting tv.apple.com. The service is available to anyone with Internet or wireless access, no cable or satellite subscription required.

Since Daniel Vogelbach made his Mets debut on July 24, the Mets are first in MLB in each of the triple slash (.311/.383/.512) and winning percentage (.875) categories and second in points per game (6.18) and extra-hits (69).

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