Phillies look to salvage series finale against Colon, Mets

By: Matt Rappa, managing editor

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies (6-9) will look to salvage the series against right-hander Bartolo Colon and the reigning National League Champion New York Mets (7-6) Wednesday evening at Citizens Bank Park.

Over their first 15 games this season, the Phillies' offense has yet to produce a double-digit hit performance. They would become the first Major league club since the 1968 New York Yankees to not produce at least 10 hits over their first 16 games if they fail to do so tonight against the 19-year, 219-win veteran.

Prior to the game, the Phillies promoted Voorhees, New Jersey, native RHP Andrew Bailey from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and designated left-hander James Russell for assignment.


Starting Pitching Matchup:

New York Mets (7-6) Philadelphia Phillies (6-9)
RHP Bartolo Colon RHP Jeremy Hellickson
(1-1, 2.13 ERA) (1-1, 4.30 ERA)

Bartolo Colon — Age: 42;

  • Last Start: April 15, 2016, at CLE: W, 5.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 5 SO
  • Career vs. PHI: (8-5), 15 G, 97.0 IP, 99 H, 39 R, 37 ER, 22 BB, 76 SO, 9 HR, 3.43 ERA

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Jeremy Hellickson — Age: 29;

  • Last Start: April 15, 2016, vs. WSN: L, 3.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, BB, 3 SO, HR
  • Career vs. NYM: (2-1), 3 G, 15.1 IP, 18 H, 12 R, 5 BB, 11 SO, 5 HR, 7.04 ERA

Starting Lineups:

New York Mets (7-6) Philadelphia Phillies (6-9)
  Position Player Bats   Position Player Bats
1 RF Curtis Granderson L 1 CF Odubel Herrera L
2 3B David Wright R 2 2B Cesar Hernandez S
3 LF Michael Conforto L 3 3B Maikel Franco R
4 CF Yoenis Cespedes R 4 1B Ryan Howard L
5 1B Lucas Duda S 5 C Carlos Ruiz R
6 2B Neil Walker S 6 SS Freddy Galvis S
7 SS Asdrubal Cabrera S 7 LF David Lough L
8 C Travis d'Arnaud R 8 P Jeremy Hellickson R
9 P Bartolo Colon R 9 RF Peter Bourjos R




Broadcast Information:

  • First pitch: 7:05 p.m.
  • TV: TCN
  • Radio: SportsRadio 94 WIP

What's Next:

  • Friday, April 22, 2016: at Milwaukee Brewers, 8:10 p.m.
    • Miller Park
    • RHP Aaron Nola (0-2, 5.68 ERA) vs. RHP Zach Davies (0-1, 19.29 ERA)
    • TV: TCN; Radio: SportsRadio 94 WIP