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  W: D. Peterson (1-1)   L: Z. Wheeler (1-2)
4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT, April 14, 2021
Citi Field, Flushing, New York  Attendance: 7,520

Mets out to win third straight vs. Phillies after DH sweep

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Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

  1. The Phillies and Mets will meet for the second series of 2021 after New York took two of three from April 5-7. Philly has won seven of the last 11 road games against the Mets despite getting out hit, 108-104.
  2. Philadelphia avoided a sweep at Atlanta with a 7-6 win on Sunday, already its fourth game decided by a single run, tied for second most in MLB (Atlanta, 6).
  3. The Mets and Marlins split the first two games of a three-game set before the third was suspended due to rain. New York has completed just five full games so far this year, fewest of any team.
  4. Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam in the win over Atlanta on Sunday, his third since joining the Phillies last season. He has collected a hit in all nine games this season, the first Phillies player with a hit in each of the team's first nine games since Bat Burrell in 2005 (10 straight).
  5. Brandon Nimmo has reached base in 13 of his first 23 plate appearances (seven hits, six walks). He is just the fourth Mets player with 6+ hits and 6+ walks through five team games of a season joining Kazuo Matsui in 2004, Rickey Henderson in 1999 and Jose Vizcaino in 1994.
  6. David Peterson allowed six runs in 4.0 innings at the Phillies in his first start of 2021. He has allowed 11 earned runs (15.50 ERA) in two career games versus Philly compared to 14 earned runs in nine career games against all other teams (2.64 ERA).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 4/12/2021 thru 4/15/2021

The New York Mets will look to win their third straight in a four-game series against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.

The Mets swept a doubleheader Tuesday from the Phillies for the first time since September 2011 with a come-from-behind 4-3 victory in eight innings in the first game. In the nightcap, the Mets picked up a 4-0 shutout win behind six scoreless innings from Marcus Stroman.

New York will hand the ball to left-hander David Peterson to try to keep the positive momentum going. Peterson is 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA. On April 7, he struggled against the Phillies and allowed seven hits and six runs, including a pair of home runs, in four innings.

In two career starts against the Phillies, Peterson is 0-1 with a 16.50 ERA in only six innings.

"I was just not putting the pitches where I wanted to," Peterson said of his first start this season. "I think it's as simple as that. ... The first inning was not what I wanted, obviously. But it was good to fix some things and have a solid outing after that."

Before the doubleheader sweep, the Mets had been scuffling with runners in scoring position. They also hadn't been receiving clutch hits from their key players. Brandon Nimmo had three hits and three RBIs in the second game to boost his average to .435.

"It's a huge part of this game," Michael Conforto said of hitting with runners in scoring position. "It's how you win games. It's how you stay in games."

The Phillies will turn to right-hander Zack Wheeler to attempt to salvage a win against his former team.

Wheeler is 1-1 with a 2.31 ERA this season. In his most recent start, he lasted only 4 2/3 innings and gave up seven hits and three runs with four walks and four strikeouts in a loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

Wheeler holds a 1-0 mark with a 3.54 ERA in three career starts against the Mets. He has struck out 13 and walked only one.

"I was just a little off today," Wheeler said following the 8-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves. "It's just one of those days. It's a tough loss."

Wheeler threw 94 pitches in that start and struggled with command of all of his pitches.

"My command wasn't the best," Wheeler said after taking the loss. "I think the combination didn't help me today, but at the end of the day it's on me. I need to execute a little better and get ahead of guys. I didn't get ahead of guys at all today.

"It's very frustrating. It's one of my big things that I always try to do is just get ahead of guys and I wasn't able to do that," he added.

The Phillies managed three runs in the first game Tuesday but generated very little in the second game with six hits. Didi Gregorius produced hits in each game to push his hitting streak to 11 straight to open this season. Chase Utley opened the 2014 season with an 11-game hitting streak, the most recent member of the Phillies to do so.

--Field Level Media

Updated April 14, 2021

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