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

Pitching Matchups

Game 1: RHP Noah Syndergaard (1-0, 0.69) v. RHP Jared Eickhoff (1-1, 1.50)

This isn’t news for anyone, but Syndergaard has been virtually unhittable through two starts this season. He’s definitely been the most successful of Mets pitchers through two rotation-go-rounds.

In 2015, Thor shook the Phillies going 2-0 with a 1.46 ERA, 15 K, 2 BB in just two starts.


Need I say more?

Game 2: RHP Logan Verrett (0-0, 1.69) v. RHP Vince Velasquez (2-0, 0.00)

Verrett will be making his second consecutive spot-start in place of Jacob deGrom, who was scratched for the second time, this time to deal with complications involving his newborn baby, Jaxon.

He passed his first test of 2016 last week, tossing six scoreless innings against the Miami Marlins and helping New York win their only game in that disaster of a series.

Like Thor, Verrett was handed a no-decision thanks to a stunning lack of run support in the Miami series.

Game 3: RHP Bartolo Colon (1-1, 2.13) v. RHP Jeremy Hellickson  (1-1, 4.30)

Bartolo Colon looks to break another milestone Wednesday in Philadelphia.

The 42-year-old pitcher has his sights set on passing Pedro Martinez for second most wins all-time for a Dominican hurler.

If he succeeds it will be Big Bart’s 220th victory of his illustrious career, and will inch him ever closer to catching Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal for the Dominican-pitching record at 243 wins.

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.