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The top spot in the National League East is on the line this weekend.

What’s left of the Mets‘ rotation is set up for an enormous weekend set in Philadelphia. The Mets’ lead in the division is almost gone, and it’s the Phillies who have crept into the rearview mirror with intent on passing.

Marcus Stroman will take the ball in the first game of this critical series. The Mets’ offense will need to do work because Bryce Harper has been red-hot lately for the Phillies. And a national audience will get to watch Friday night’s battle on ESPN.

It’s time to go to work, Mets!

Game Info

New York Mets (56-52) @ Philadelphia Phillies (56-53)
Friday, August 6, 2021 — 7:05 PM EDT
TV: SNY, ESPN (out-of-market only)
Radio: WCBS 880, WQBU 92.7

Pitching Matchup

Mets: Marcus Stroman (7-10, 2.80 ERA)
Phillies: Kyle Gibson (7-3, 2.86 ERA)


  • Mets Total Runs: Over-4.5 (-125), Under-4.5 (-105)
  • Phillies Total Runs: Over-4.5 (-120), Under-4.5 (-110)
  • Team to Score First and Win: Mets (+145), Phillies (+210)
  • Team to Score First and Lose: Mets (+310), Phillies (+575)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (-2500), No (+800)
  • Extra Innings: Yes (+800), No (-1600)

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Mets Lineup

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Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.