Phillies look to get offense on track against Mets

New York Mets well know what Philadelphia Phillies are passing

They have one more day to worry about against a Philadelphia team.

mets would like to complete a three-game sweep of the visiting Phillies on Thursday afternoon when the National League East rivals square off in their first head-to-head series of the season

Max Scherzer (4-2, 3.54 ERA) is expected to start mets In a battle of right-handers and former New York teammates against Taijuan Walker (4-2, 5.57)

Carlos Carrasco allowed one run in six solid innings Wednesday night, when Mark Canha hit a two-run homer and added a two-run single to account for all. mets‘ walks in a 4–1 win

A slump-ending game by Kanha provided a fitting conclusion to a tumultuous month for both the outfielder and the team.

Kanha entered May batting .246 with one homer and three RBI in 22 games for New York, going 14–15 on the month, but won nine of his final 13 games after a 5–11 start.

mets Scored three runs or fewer nine times in a 12-game span from the second game of May 3 to May 15 before scoring four runs or more nine times in the final 14 games of the month.

“I think we have an experienced group that understands how important it is to strike a balance,” Kanha said. “We understand these runs are going to happen and you have to come out and be professional and go about your job every day, no matter what happened the night before. We do a really good job here. are, in my opinion . , and this is a room full of professionals.”

Phillies We have no shortage of players who understand how long and layered a season can be. The five position players in Wednesday’s lineup, along with pitcher Aaron Nola, were on the team last season when Philadelphia was 21-29 through May 31 before recovering to win the NL pennant.

However, being there first doesn’t make another slow start any easier for them Phillies, which fell to 25-30 on Wednesday. Scored three runs or fewer 13 times, going 10-16 in Philadelphia May

Phillies The total in the last two matches has been restricted to one run mets

“They’re frustrated — they care a lot, they want to win,” Phillies Manager Rob Thomson said of his players. “Sometimes you try a little too much. Guys try to carry the whole team on their shoulders. They need to rest.”

Scherzer picked up the win on Friday when he allowed one run in seven innings. mets Defeated the Colorado Rockies, 5–2. He is 16-5 with a 2.61 ERA in 29 career starts. Phillies

Walker earned the win Friday after allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings Phillies6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves

Walker spent the last two seasons with New York before signing a four-year, $72 million deal with Philadelphia in December. He is 0-1 with a 1.74 ERA in two starts. metsAlthough he hasn’t faced them since 2017

– Field Level Media

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