By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – So far on this ten-game homestand, the Phillies have played some of their best baseball of the season, winning five of seven games. Tonight they start the final series of the homestand, playing the first of three games against the New York Mets.
The Phillies have struggled with New York this season, losing eight of the twelve match-ups between the two teams. However, the Mets have really gone the other way as the season has gone on. They have lost 14 of their last 20 and the Phillies have passed them in the NL East standings. The Phillies are now 61-67 and in third place while the Mets are 59-69 and in fourth.
Vance Worley gets the start for the Phillies tonight. He is 6-9 on the season and has not pitched well as of late. In July and August, Worley is 2-5 with a 5.60 ERA. He’s also struggled against the Mets this season, losing both starts while allowing ten runs in ten innings.
The Mets give the ball to 6’10” right-hander Chris Young. He is 3-7 this season and 3-3 in his career against the Phillies.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Mandy Housenick, Phillies beat writer for the Allentown Morning Call, about tonight’s match-up.
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