Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets meet in game 2 of series
Philadelphia Phillies (63-49, third in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (73-40, first in the NL East)
New York; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Aaron Nola (8-8, 3.17 ERA, .95 WHIP, 157 strikeouts); Mets: Jacob deGrom (1-0, 2.53 ERA, .47 WHIP, 18 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -197, Phillies +164; over/under is 6 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Phillies take a 1-0 lead into the next game of the series against the New York Mets.
New York has a 38-19 record at home and a 73-40 record overall. The Mets have the second-best team on-base percentage in MLB play at .331.
Philadelphia is 31-23 on the road and 63-49 overall. Phillies hitters have a collective .313 on-base percentage, the 10th-ranked percentage in the NL.
The teams meet Saturday for the 14th time this season. The Mets are ahead 9-4 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jeff McNeil is ninth on the Mets with a .306 batting average, and has 26 doubles, a triple, seven home runs, 24 walks and 46 RBI. Francisco Lindor is 13-for-35 with a home run and seven RBI over the last 10 games.
Kyle Schwarber has 34 home runs, 59 walks and 69 RBI while hitting .211 for the Phillies. Bryson Stott is 12-for-33 with two doubles, a triple and five RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 8-2, .295 batting average, 3.16 ERA, outscored opponents by 28 runs
Phillies: 8-2, .263 batting average, 3.45 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs
INJURIES: Mets: Jeff McNeil: day-to-day (hand), Eduardo Escobar: day-to-day (side), Tommy Hunter: 15-Day IL (back), Drew Smith: 15-Day IL (back), Tylor Megill: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sean Reid-Foley: 60-Day IL (elbow), John Curtiss: 60-Day IL (elbow), Joey Lucchesi: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Phillies: Kyle Schwarber: day-to-day (calf), Hans Crouse: 60-Day IL (biceps), Zach Eflin: 60-Day IL (knee), James McArthur: 60-Day IL (elbow), Damon Jones: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Bryce Harper: 10-Day IL (thumb), Sam Coonrod: 60-Day IL (shoulder)