The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies are two teams in the National League. They are both members of the National League East division, and their rivalry is known as the “Battle of the Broads.” This rivalry is one of the fiercest in baseball and one of the most popular among sports fans.
Before the 2006 season, the Mets and Phillies had very little in common. They often played each other but rarely competed for the playoffs. In 1969, the Phillies were near the bottom of the NL East, but managed to win the World Series in a dramatic seven-game comeback.
Last weekend, the Phillies faced the Mets for the first time under interim manager Rob Thomson. They lost two of three games, but were still one hit away from a series victory. Despite the loss, they can walk away from Citi Field knowing they played better against the Mets down the stretch. The Phillies may face the Mets again in the postseason.
The Mets won Game 1 8-2. The team’s core hitters combined for nine hits in the win. Francisco Lindor, Jeff McNeil, and Starling Marte all went for multiple hits. During that game, Philadelphia left eight runners on base. They did not get any help from their pitchers, who had a rough outing on the night. The Mets will look for an early advantage in Game 3 and will make their debuts against a top prospect.
The Mets are now 35 games over.500, but this series could end the division race. Carlos Carrasco will start tomorrow against Strider. Luis Guillorme will probably miss the game due to tightness in his groin. He will undergo imaging tomorrow. If he returns, he’ll probably be out for a couple of weeks.
The Phillies have won 15 of their last 21 games. Their three losses have come against the Mets. The Phillies have lost three of their last six games. Trevor Williams threw four scoreless innings against the Phillies in Game 1 and limited the Phillies to four hits. He struck out four and walked just one.
After splitting their day-night doubleheader yesterday, the New York Mets will close out their four-game series with a game at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday. The game will be broadcast on Fox and will begin at 7:15 p.m. ET. In addition to the broadcast on Fox, the games can be streamed on fuboTV and DirecTV Stream. If you’re not in the New York area, you can watch the game with streaming services like YouTube TV.
In 1884, the Mets were led by Mutrie. They had a much better record on the field than their rivals. They finished fourth in the National League in 1883 and won the American Association pennant. Then they faced the Providence Grays in the World Series. They lost the series 3 games to none. During this time, the Mets had some great players such as Tim Keefe, Dave Orr, and Chief Roseman.