Mets-Phillies: Game 26 preview – Sports Talk Philly: Philadelphia Sports News and Rumors


By Michael Lipinsky, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Philadelphia Phillies (11-14) will look to stop their three-game skid Thursday night against the New York food (18-9) in South Philadelphia. New York has won four out of six against Philadelphia this season.

The first pitch is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. from Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies are -160 on the moneyline according to DraftKings.

pitch match

Taijuan Walker (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Aaron Nola (1-3, 3.90 ERA)

New York starter Taijuan walker will make his third start of the season and his third against Philadelphia. Walker pitched against the Phillies last week in Queens, throwing five innings on two hits and shutout. This will mark his second game after a stint on the injured list.

Philadelphia Starter Aaron nola makes his second straight start against New York. Despite nine Mets strikes in seven innings, Nola suffered the loss in his April 29 outing at Queens.

Players to watch

A number of Phillies have traditionally had success against Walker, but not this season so far.

  • Alec Bohm: .417 AVG, 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • Nick Castellanos: .333 AVG, 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • Kyle Schwarber: .385 AVG, 5 HR, 7 RBI

Pete Alonso owned Aaron Nola hitting four homers with seven RBIs.

where to watch

Television: NBC Sports Philadelphia and MLB Network

Radio: 94.1 WIP-FM and the Phillies Radio Network

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