By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Editor
The Phillies (10-10) completed a four-game sweep of Colorado on Thursday in South Philadelphia, breaking out of an offensive funk in the process. The win pushed the Phillies back the .500 mark with a 10-10 record. Now their attention returns to the NL East.
The Phillies and the first place New York Mets (14-6) open a three-game set in Queens, NYC on Friday night.
First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.
Aaron Nola (1-2, 3.74 ERA) vs. Tylor Megill (3-0, 2.35 ERA)
Aaron Nola gets the start for the Phillies. Nola is coming off of his most impressive outing of the season, a 7IP, 0R, 1H 9K, no decision performance last Sunday against Milwaukee. Friday’s matchup will be Nola’s second appearance against New York. Nola took the “L” on April 13 giving up three runs in 3-⅓ innings.
Tylor Megill, who has been the surprise of the Mets’ staff, will get the nod to open the series. Megill is coming off a 6-⅔, 2ER, 7K win against Arizona on April 24. He previously faced the Phillies on April 12, earning a win allowing no runs, and striking out five over 5-⅓ at Citizen Bank Park.
Players to Watch
J.T. Realmuto hits well at Citi Field. He owns a .294/.335/.454/.789 slash with 11 doubles, 6 HR, and 26 RBI’s.
Pete Alonso has hit Aaron Nola very well in his career with a .335 AVG, three homers, and six RBI’s in 31 plate appearances. For his career against the Phils, Alonso is hitting .270 with 8 HR, 12 doubles, and 29 RBI’s.
Where to WatchTV: NBC Sports Philadelphia +Radio: 94.1 WIP-FM and the Phillies Radio Network