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Tylor Megill gets the ball for the biggest start of his young career.

The second place Mets need to get their act together.

Bryce Harper’s two-run jack in the bottom of the eighth inning for the Phillies proved to be the difference on Friday night. The 4-2 win moved Philadelphia a half game in front of the Mets in the National League East.

For Saturday’s late afternoon start in front of a national television audience on FS1, the Mets will hand the ball to Tylor Megill now looking up at the Phillies in the division. The offense has disappeared far too frequently for the Mets.

Can the Mets remember how to hit the ball with runners on base? Or will the slide continue. We’ll find out this afternoon.

Game Info

New York Mets (56-53) @ Philadelphia Phillies (57-53)
Saturday, August 7, 2021 — 4:15 PM EDT
Radio: WCBS 880, WQBU 92.7

Pitching Matchup

Phillies: Ranger Suarez (5-3, 1.04 ERA)
Mets: Tylor Megill (1-1, 2.68 ERA)


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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.