Phillies look to even series against Mets behind Jerome Williams


The Philadelphia Phillies will look to tie up the series against their rivals the New York Mets tonight at Citi Field with Jerome Williams facing off against Bartolo Colon.

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.

Lineups 8/30


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