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Who’s in first? Not the Mets! 

Back-to-back-to-back home runs in the top of the ninth made Saturday evening interesting, but it wasn’t enough. Another L in the books.

The Mets have now lost two in a row in Philly and nine of their last 12. The Phillies have a 1.5 game lead in the National League East and it appears the end of the Mets’ slide is going to take more than late-game heroics.

Will Taijuan Walker find his pre-All-Star Game form and get the Mets a W or will the Phillies roll off a three-game sweep?

Game Info

New York Mets (56-54) @ Philadelphia Phillies (58-53)
Sunday, August 8, 2021 — 1:05 PM EDT
Radio: WCBS 880, WQBU 92.7

Pitching Matchup

Phillies: Zack Wheeler (9-6, 2.57 ERA)
Mets: Taijuan Walker (7-6, 3.86 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.