New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies 9/21/2023 – Citizens Bank Park is set to host a thrilling NL East Division showdown between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies. As baseball fans gear up for this exciting matchup, let’s delve into the details and analysis to provide insights into this game. The baseball wild card predictions are updated as these teams battle for their postseason ticket.
The New York Mets, currently 14 games below .500 on the road, have experienced a disappointing season. However, they showed their resilience with an 8-3 road victory against the Miami Marlins, led by leadoff hitter Brandon Nimmo, who homered and scored three times.
On the other side, the Philadelphia Phillies have been faring better, with 43 wins in their first 74 home games and a firm grip on the top spot in the NL Wild Card standings. In their recent game against the Atlanta Braves, second baseman Bryson Stott delivered a crucial two-run double in the tenth inning, securing a 6-5 road victory. Outfielder Nick Castellanos played a pivotal role with two home runs and three RBIs, contributing to the Phillies’ impressive 83-69 record this season.
New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies 9/21/2023
|When:||Wednesday, September 20, 7:15 PM ET|
|Where:||Citizens Bank Park|
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New York Mets
The New York Mets, currently 14 games below .500 on the road, have had a disappointing season. However, they showed their resilience with an impressive 8-3 road victory against the Miami Marlins. In this game, leadoff hitter Brandon Nimmo stood out, contributing with a home run and three runs scored.
Taking the mound for the Mets is 28-year-old left-handed pitcher David Peterson (3-8, 5.22 ERA). Peterson has faced challenges in his recent starts, with New York losing his last three outings. Over his past 15-plus innings, he has conceded ten runs, highlighting the need for an improved performance to secure a win in this matchup.
In terms of player status, New York’s Starling Marte is recovering from a right groin strain but remains hopeful of returning before the end of the season.
Mets’ Key Players in a Challenging Season
The New York Mets have experienced their fair share of struggles this season, currently standing at 71-81 and eight games behind in the National League Wild Card race. Despite these setbacks, standout players like Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil, Francisco Lindor, and Brandon Nimmo have all contributed significantly. Alonso currently leads with 45 home runs and 114 RBIs, while McNeil has amassed 151 hits with a .267 batting average. Lindor currently boasts 26 homers and 88 RBIs alongside 33 doubles; finally, Nimmo has provided a steady presence with a team-high 155 hits while maintaining an overall batting average of .272.
Players to watch: Brandon Nimmo CF (GP 146, AB 570, R 85, H 155, 2B 28, 3B 5, HR 24, RBI 63, TB 265, BB 70, SO 140, SB 3, AVG 0.272, OBP 0.36, SLG 0.465, OPS 0.825, WAR 3.4, Francisco Lindor SS (GP 150, AB 569, R 99, H 142, 2B 33, 3B 2, HR 26, RBI 88, TB 257, BB 61, SO 132, SB 28, AVG 0.25, OBP 0.331, SLG 0.452, OPS 0.782, WAR 5.6
The Phillies will entrust their pitching duties to another 28-year-old, left-handed pitcher, Ranger Suarez (3-6, 3.80 ERA). Suarez has pitched over 113 innings this season, allowing 12 home runs while striking out 109 batters. However, his 1.40 WHIP suggests room for improvement, and he’ll be looking to deliver a solid performance against the Mets.
This season has been more successful for Trea Turner’s Philadelphia Phillies than expected, posting an 83-69 record and taking first place in the National League Wild Card race. Players like Nick Castellanos, Kyle Schwarber, Alec Bohm, and Bryce Harper have all played crucial roles in their team’s success; Turner leads with 164 hits while Castellanos boasts 163 hits, including 36 doubles. Schwarber leads with 45 homers and 99 RBIs, although Schwarber ranks second overall with 204 strikeouts, while Harper leads all batting averages with an impressive .287 average and an outstanding .392 OBP.
Ranger Suarez of the Phillies will take to the mound with an impressive record of 3-6 and an ERA of 3.80. Known for striking out 109 batters during his previous outings, Suarez hopes to deliver another strong performance against Mets hitters.
Players to watch: Trea Turner SS (GP 148, AB 614, R 97, H 164, 2B 32, 3B 5, HR 26, RBI 75, TB 284, BB 42, SO 148, SB 28, AVG 0.267, OBP 0.319, SLG 0.463, OPS 0.781, WAR 3.6, Nick Castellanos RF (GP 149, AB 600, R 77, H 163, 2B 36, 3B 1, HR 27, RBI 99, TB 282, BB 34, SO 178, SB 10, AVG 0.272, OBP 0.31, SLG 0.47, OPS 0.78, WAR 0.9.
New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Numbers
New York Mets
NY Mets are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.
NY Mets are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games against Philadelphia.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets’ last 7 games on the road.
NY Mets are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets’ last 7 games against an opponent in the National League East Division.
NY Mets are 13-6 SU in their last 19 games played on a Thursday.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia’s last 10 games.
Philadelphia are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games against the NY Mets.
Philadelphia are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Philadelphia are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against NY Mets.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia’s last 12 games against an opponent in the National League.
New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Picks
At Citizens Bank Park, the Mets and Phillies face-off promises an exhilarating matchup of talent and determination. While the Mets look to rebound after their disappointing 2018 campaign, the Phillies aim to cement their top position in the NL Wild Card standings. Baseball fans can look forward to an intense encounter between both clubs who aim to leave their mark on the field. The NL Wild Card Predictions are up, and the Phillies are predicted to win this game and cover the spread at the best online sportsbook.
Score Prediction: Phillies 7, Mets 5.