New York Mets Series Preview: Time To Sweep The Phillies Under The Rug

Kathy Kmonicek, AP
Kathy Kmonicek, AP

The New York Mets look to permanently right the ship as they head Philadelphia to continue their 9-game road trip.

By Jeremy Fialkow

The New York Mets are in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, ready for a three-game division clash with the Phillies who stole two of three games in the Mets’ home-opening series.

Standing with a 5-6 record, New York is in fact tied with the Phillies for second place in the National League East division.

The Phillies (6-7) gain the advantage only through win%.

One could wisely predict this to be the last time that the Phillies will compete with the Mets for second or first place in 2016.

But this is baseball and stranger things have happened.

The series will begin with a bang, as Thor will descend from the stratosphere onto Citizens Bank Park ready to bring his hammer down onto a raw Phillies team.

The Mets need to come out strong on Monday.

If they have any chance of reaching the places and heights that the team desires, New York must begin to dominate the future doormats of the division.

Following this series the Mets will travel to Atlanta to battle the Braves in the final three-game set of their extended road trip.

New York won 13 of 18 total games against Philly last season. If the Mets sweep they’ll be above .500 for the first time in this young season.

Will they get the job done?

Let’s find out…

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Jeremy Fialkow was born and raised in Miami, FLA, but currently studies at the University of Maryland. When he's not studying hard, he can be found supporting his sometimes hopeless NY teams: Knicks, Mets, Jets, and Isles. Your sympathy is appreciated.