The Philadelphia Phillies (40-38) finally got back to their winning ways on Monday night, snapping a seven-game skid with a 13-7 rout of the New York Mets (37-42). Four of the nine hitters in the starting lineup tallied three hits or more and the top three in the lineup combined to go 9-for-17 with four runs scored and five RBIs. On Tuesday, the Phils will look to win consecutive games for the first time since June 7-8 as Jake Arrieta toes the rubber against their NL East rivals from New York.
Arrieta has been inconsistent to say the least in 2019, but has managed to put together back-to-back strong starts against the Diamondbacks and Nationals, allowing four runs over 12 innings combined between those two games. He’s allowed three runs or less in four of his last five of his last nine starts, but has surrendered five runs in two of his last four. His last outing came in a 2-0 loss to the Nationals on June 19. He went six innings and allowed one run, a homer, while striking out three. This will be the third time he’s faced the Mets this season.
Offensively, Scott Kingery has been a catalyst for the Phillies during the month off June (.329/.369/.671) and on Monday, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler moved the 25-year-old to the lead-off spot and he kept rolling. Kingery went 3-for-6 with two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base in the win. Maikel Franco has gone from everyday third baseman to the bench, but he had a breakout night at the plate in the series opener against the Mets, going 3-for-4 with a deep homer to center, three RBIs and two runs scored. Jean Segura has gotten hits in each of the last six games, raising his average seven points. He went 4-for-6 with a home run on Monday
Here’s how the teams lineup for Tuesday’s game. As you’ll notice, just one change for the Phils.
- Scott Kingery (CF)
- Jean Segura (SS)
- Bryce Harper (RF)
- Rhys Hoskins (1B)
- J.T. Realmuto (C)
- Jay Bruce (LF)
- Cesar Hernandez (2B)
- Maikel Franco (3B)
- Jake Arrieta (P)
- Jeff McNeil (RF)
- Pete Alonso (1B)
- Robinson Cano (2B)
- Michael Conforto (CF)
- Todd Frazier (3B)
- Dominic Smith (LF)
- Wilson Ramos (C)
- Amed Rosario (SS)
- Walker Lockett (P)
Shibe Vintage Sports Starting Pitching Matchup
- Jake Arrieta (6-6, 4.12 ERA) vs. Walker Lockett (0-1, 23.14 ERA)
- Arrieta is 1-1 with a 3.21 ERA against the Mets in two starts this season. In 12 career starts against New York, Arrieta is 3-4 with a 2.50 ERA, spanning 79.1 innings.
- Lockett will make just his second start for the Mets in his sixth Major League game. He was on the losing end of a 7-4 defeat at the hands of the Cubs on June 20. Lockett lasted just 2.1 innings, surrendering six runs on five hits.
Pregame Phillies Nuggets
- Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins is hitting just .247 in June, but his bat has been showing signs of life recently. He’s slashing .302/.464/.651 in his last 43 at-bats with three doubles and four home runs.
- Mets third baseman Todd Frazier has had some success against Jake Arrieta in 26 career at-bats against him, hitting .308 with a double, a pair of homers and six RBIs.
- Right fielder Jeff McNeil won National League Player of the Week last week (.427 avg, 7 R, 3 2B, 4 HR, 8 RBIs) and has seven hits, including a home run, in 13 at-bats against Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta.
- Prior to Philadelphia’s 13-run game on Monday, they scored just 12 total runs over the previous five games.
- Although Jake Arrieta has back-to-back quality starts, his ERA is close to five (4.95) over his last 11 outings dating back to April 22.
- Phillies outfielder Adam Haseley returned to the field for Double-A Reading on Monday, going 0-3 with two strikeouts. He had been sidelined with a groin injury that he suffered on June 8.
- Phillies top prospects Adonis Medina and Mickey Moniak highlight a group of four players from the Reading Fightin’ Phils heading to the Eastern League All-Star Game on July 7.
- 7:05 p.m. on Sunday, June 2 at Dodger Stadium
- NBC Sports Philadelphia
- SportsRadio 94 WIP