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It’s make-or-break time for the Mets, who need wins and some help for playoff hopes to stay alive.

The Phillies are sending some of their best arms to the mound at Citi Field this weekend, starting with Zack Wheeler on Friday night and the frustratingly inconsistent Aaron Nola on Saturday evening.

A national television audience will get a double-dose of this series this weekend, with Saturday night’s game on FOX and Sunday’s affair being on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Will the Mets represent well? We’ll see.

Game Info

Philadelphia Phillies (75-72) @ New York Mets (72-76)
Saturday, September 18, 2021 — 7:15 PM EDT
Radio: WCBS 880, WQBU 92.7

Pitching Matchup

Phillies: Aaron Nola (7-8, 4.58 ERA)
Mets: Carlos Carrasco (1-2, 5.59 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.