The Philadelphia Phillies are getting ready for what promises to be a very exciting four-game series at home against their NL East rivals and divisional leaders New York Mets starting today. For Philadelphia who is coming into this series after losing a short two-game interleague series against the Texas Rangers and who have only won one game of their last five, including two losses against the Mets in their last series, coming out strong today to revert their recent negative record is a must. For the Mets on the other side, they will be looking to revert yesterday’s loss against Atlanta and get back on their usual winning ways, the same ones that have made them one of the strongest teams in all of the National League.
While both the Mets and Phillies will be entering this series carrying a loss from their last game, the Mets still are seen all around as one of the toughest opponents to face this season in the National League. Even after losing yesterday against Atlanta by 6-2, we’re talking about a team that won three of their last five games and six out of their last ten games, so if the numbers work for anything, it’s to show that New York can ball, and they can ball well. Now that they managed to get rid of washed-up former all-star Robinson Cano, a new horizon is coming in stronger for the Mets, especially with how well 2nd baseman Jeff McNeil is playing and hitting above all.
If you were to look at New York’s stats sheets, it’s no wonder why they continuously pop up in at least the top-5 of all MLB power rankings lists, especially with how absurdly good their pitching rotation and bullpen are. This is why Mets fans should expect a solid performance from RHP Taijuan Walker as he makes his third start against the Phillies this season, hoping for today to be the day where he scores his first win. While Walker hasn’t pitched much at all this season, what he has shown points to some good things coming in the near future, so the Mets can sit comfortably today and go out for a win.
Oh man, as time progresses it’s getting harder and harder to try and understand why a team like the Phillies can’t truly pick up and take off like one would expect with the roster they have. Last night’s extra-innings loss over Texas, that doomed their short two-game series against the Rangers, showed to be yet another episode of a Phillies team that has all the right tools but the wrong set of instructions on how to win a baseball game. They hit good, they field properly, they pitch decently, so what’s stopping them from cutting their losing ways short? Hopefully starting pitcher Aaron Nola will have the answer as they hope for a strong outing from him in the hopes of getting a very important win at home against their divisional rivals and leaders.
New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Game Information
- Date: 05/05/2022
- Time: 6:45 PM ET
- Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
- How to Watch Mets vs Phillies: NBC Sports
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Mets vs Phillies Betting Lines
Mets are +143 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $143. On the other side, Phillies are -158 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $63.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Mets at a 41.15% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Phillies have 61.24% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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