New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies 5-8-22

New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The New York Mets (19-9) are preparing to square off with the Philadelphia Phillies (11-15) in Game 1 of the NL East Division doubleheader match at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at 12:35 PM ET.

 

New York comes into this doubleheader match after winning the series opener versus Philadelphia at 8-7 on May 5. The Mets aim for a back-to-back win in game 1 of a doubleheader on Sunday noon.

 

New York took the lead at 19-9 in the National League East Division with a .679 team percentage after accumulating 128 runs but yielded 96 for a +32 run difference on the season.

 

RF Starling Marte led the Mets in the victory after scoring 2 runs on 3 hits with 2 RBIs while Taijuan Walker conceded 9 hits, 6 earned runs, and 2 bases on balls while striking out 2 batters of the Phillies in the win.

 

SS Francisco Lindor led New York batters with 5 home runs, 17 RBIs, and a batting average of .241 while DH Pete Alonzo added a team-high 21 RBIs with 5 home runs and averages .269 at the plate. 2B Jeff McNeil marked an OBP at .408, a slugging percentage of .483, and batting at .348 for the Mets.

 

The NY Mets will be sending righty Chris Bassitt to the pitcher’s mound to start a doubleheader against Philadelphia on Sunday. The right-handed thrower is 3-2 with 2.61 ERA and a WHIP at 0.94 while fanning 34 hitters in his career starts in the majors.

 

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New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions 5/8/2022

 

The Philadelphia Phillies will try to bounce back after losing the first installment of a three-game series versus the Mets at 7-8 on Thursday.

 

Philadelphia took 4th place at 11-15 in the National League East Division with a team percentage at .423 and 7 contests behind first place after collecting 118 runs while wasting 114 for a run difference of +4 on the year.

 

In losing game 1, DH Bryce Harper led the offense for the Phillies with 2 runs scored on 2 hits with 2 RBIs while Pitcher Aaron Nola gave up 3 hits, one earned run, and one walk but run out 7 New York batters in the loss.

 

DH Kyle Schwarber recorded 7 home runs, 16 RBIs, and a batting average of .195 in leading Philadelphia batters. RF Bryce Harper pitched in 17 RBIs, 5 home runs, and a .240 BA while LF Nick Castellanos marked an OBP of .379, a BA at .308, and a slugging percentage of .505 for the Phillies.

 

Right-handed Pitcher Zach Eflin will be climbing up the hill to start the early edition of a doubleheader duel against the NY Mets on Sunday. The righty starter marked a 1-2 record with 4.50 ERA and a WHIP of 1.29 while striking out 18 batters in his career starts in MLB.      

  

New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies. The MLB Pick for this contest is New York -115. The Mets are the stronger team here and they will dominate this match against the undermanned Phillies team.

 

Philadelphia Shortstop Didi Gregorius will not be playing on Sunday due to an injured knee. Pitcher Chris Bassitt (3-2, 2.61 ERA, 34 K) will control the mound for New York and put the Phillies’ offense in check. Prediction: The New York Mets will win at 5-3.    

 

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New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 12:35 PM ET

 

Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA  

 

Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022

 

TV: NBCSPH, SNY   

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: New York Mets -115       

            

MLB Totals: 7   

 

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