Game 72: Mets vs. Phillies at 1:35 PM

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The Good: David Wright is hitting .377 with eight runs scored since June 5, a span of 16 games. Wright has 16 career home runs at Citizens Bank Park, the second-most in any road ballpark.

The Bad: While the Mets have won five of their last eight games, they’re just 7-12 during the month of June and have scored just 70 runs over that span, an average of 3.7 runs per game.

The Game: Matt Harvey (6-1, 2.15 ERA) will start for the Mets. Harvey’s 115 strikeouts are a league high, and his 0.904 WHIP and 6.1 hits/nine innings are a league low. Harvey has allowed three runs or less in 13 of his first 15 starts and has struck out seven batters or more in nine of those 15 starts. Harvey took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his last start for the third time this season, although he ended up allowing three runs in seven innings for his sixth win of the year. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Only three other pitchers during the expansion era held an opposing team hitless through 6.0 innings three times in the first 25 starts of their career: Al Downing, Jose DeLeon (four times) and Kent Mercker. Harvey is 3-0 with a 1.77 ERA against the Phillies. He has struck out 15, walked four, and allowed no home runs in his two career starts at Citizens Bank Park.

New York Mets

  1. Eric Young, Jr. – LF
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Marlon Byrd – RF
  5. Josh Satin – 1B
  6. John Buck – C
  7. Juan Lagares – CF
  8. Omar Quintanilla – SS
  9. Matt Harvey – RHP
Philadelphia Phillies

  1. Jimmy Rollins – SS
  2. Chase Utley – 2B
  3. Michael Young – 3B
  4. Ryan Howard – 1B
  5. Dominic Brown – LF
  6. Delmon Young – RF
  7. Ben Revere – CF
  8. Humberto Quintero – C
  9. John Lannan – LHP