New York Mets (68-56) at Philadelphia Phillies (50-75)
PHI: Jerome Williams, RHP (4-9, 3.92)
NYM: Noah Syndergaard, RHP (7-6, 6.10)
A Note for Today:
If you were looking away last night for a split second, you would have missed a spectacle that hasn’t happened in over 30 years. Combined home runs last night tallied eleven, the first time since 1979 it has happened in the National League. Brought to you by the numbers 8, and 3, the amounts of home runs the Mets and Phillies had respectively.
If there was a bright side to the 16-7 loss last night, the offense worked it’s magic to get Mets ace, Jacob DeGrom, out of the game in the 3rd inning. If that wasn’t enough, there were two three-run home runs off him by then too.
Tonight, Jerome Williams will get to show what he’s got against the (apparently) explosive offense, after giving up 8 hits and 8 earned runs in his last start against the Marlins. Perhaps there was just something in the air last night that brought on the rain down of hail-bombs, but tonight Jerome has a tough fight ahead of him if he wants to keep a spot among the ever growing younger crop of pitchers making their way to the team.
Same starting lineup tonight for the Phillies, minus Cameron Rupp, Carlos Ruiz will catch for Jerome tonight.
First pitch at 7:05 EST.
Hernandez 3B, Galvis SS, Herrera CF, Howard 1B, Blanco 3B, Asche LF, Brown RF, Ruiz C, Williams RHP