Phillies begin a big weekend series with the Mets

Zach Wheeler

The Phillies begin a big weekend series against the Mets tonight. The Mets are the best team in the division and have a 10.5 game lead over the surging Phillies. The Phillies have been red hot and are 40-19 since Rob Thompson took over as manager. The Phillies are 9-3 against the Mets and need to make up ground.

This series will feature huge pitching matchups. Tonight will feature Ranger Suarez vs Max Scherzer, Saturday night will feature the best pitching matchup of the series with Aaron Nola vs Jacob deGrom and on Sunday afternoon will have Zach Wheeler vs Chris Bassitt.

The Phillies offense will be without big power hitter Kyle Schwarber, who has 34 home runs this season. This Phillies team has been swinging the bats well lately and will need to pick up the slack for Schwarber’s absence. This series should be a must watch this weekend. The Phillies need to take 2 of 3.

photo courtesy of NBC sports Philadelphia

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