Last night, the Mets defeated the Phillies 4-1 behind rookie sensation Jacob DeGrom, the game hinging on a hilariously crushing error by Grady Sizemore, with the final score 4-1 and the loss going to David Buchanan.
Tonight, the Phillies will be sending Jerome Williams to the mound for his 4th start as a Phillie. He has been impressive so far, giving up just 4 earned runs and 13 hits over 20.1 innings pitched, including a 2-0 record and a 1.77 ERA.
The Mets will be sending Bartolo Colon to the mound for what could be his final start in a Mets jersey, with New York supposedly looking to move him before the waiver deadline. With a 12-10 record and a 3.82 ERA over 167.1 innings pitched, Colon has an impressive line including a 1.15 WHIP as well as striking out 130 and walking just 22. In his last start, he gave up 2 runs through 6 innings and got the win in the start between his mother’s passing and funeral.
Dominic Brown gets the start in left for the Phillies tonight in what continues to be a varied outfield in terms of playing time. Over his last 10 games (32 at-bats) Brown is hitting an improved .250, with 8 hits and 4 RBIs through that period resulting in a season line of .228/.279/.336.
Cody Asche will be looking to impress management with the likely call-up of Maikel Franco once rosters expand in September. Asche has hit an impressive .267 over his last 30 at-bats, with 8 hits and 3 RBIs. His season line is .245/.302/.379.
Revere CF, Rollins SS, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Byrd RF, Brown LF, Ruiz C, Asche 3B, Williams P
Lagares CF, Granderson RF, Wright 3B, Duda 1B, d’Arnaud C, den Dekker LF, Herrera 2B, Flores SS, Colon P