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Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 28,125
Phillies, Arrieta look for another win vs. Mets
New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies
- The Phillies and Mets have split their first six meetings of the season, with each team taking two of three at home. Philadelphia plated a season-high 14 runs in an April 16 home win, its most runs against New York at Citizens Bank Park since scoring 16 on Sept. 28, 2005.
- The Phillies enter this one averaging 2.1 runs during a seven-game skid, and are averaging an NL-worst 3.8 runs this month -- down from 4.9 in May. They've lost 14 straight games when scoring three or less.
- Rhys Hoskins homered in the Phillies' last game against the Mets on April 24, giving him eight in his last 16 matchups dating to last August. The last Phillie to hit eight home runs in a 16-game span against the Mets was Ryan Howard between 2006-07.
- Bryce Harper is just 3-for-20 with 11 strikeouts and three walks in six games against the Mets this season. This is his most strikeouts in a six-game span against the Mets in a single season since striking out 12 times in 2014.
- Pete Alonso established a Mets rookie franchise record by hitting his 27th home run on Sunday. Twenty-one of his homers have come off a pitcher the first time he's facing him in the game, the most by a Met since Hall of Famer Mike Piazza had 22 such home runs in 2001.
- In 17 games since June 6, the Mets are batting .326 with runners in scoring position, the third-best mark in MLB. In their previous 18 games from May 18-June 5, they ranked 24th in the majors in batting with runners in scoring position at .233.
- Yanks race by Rockies for 5th win in row
- Dodgers blow 6-run lead, top Miami late
- Alonso hits 33rd as Mets stop Giants
- ChiSox win in 11th; Rays drop 5th in row
- Red Sox bash 5 HRs in rout of Orioles
The Philadelphia Phillies will look for their second consecutive victory when they host the New York Mets in the second game of a four-game series on Tuesday.
The Phillies had dropped seven straight and 16 of 22 before pounding out a season-high 19 hits in a 13-7 win over the Mets on Monday.
Jean Segura had four of the 19 hits while Cesar Hernandez, Maikel Franco and Scott Kingery added three hits apiece. Segura and Franco also hit two of the Phillies' four home runs.
"We're confident, and this lets you know how good this team can be," Segura told reporters after the game. "Every team goes through tough stretches."
Before this series, the Phillies were swept at home by the Miami Marlins for the first time since the 2009 season.
Rhys Hoskins and Jay Bruce also homered for the Phillies in the 13-run outburst. The Phillies managed only 12 runs total in the last five games.
"We have the right personnel in the room," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. "We're continuing to refine and work on our processes and our practices. Those have to get better always. So the work we do today has to improve and continue to improve."
The Phillies will hand the ball to Jake Arrieta (6-6, 4.12 ERA), who is 3-5 with a 4.95 ERA over his last 11 games dating to April 22 -- despite coming off consecutive quality starts for the first time since late May.
In Arrieta's last start Wednesday at Washington, he gave up two hits and one run in six innings.
The Mets will attempt to halt a two-game skid and will send Walker Lockett to the mound for his second start. Lockett was called up from Triple-A Syracuse last week to fill in for the injured Noah Syndergaard.
Last Monday against the Cubs in Chicago, Lockett gave up five hits and six runs in only 2 1/3 innings, taking the loss. He enters Tuesday with a 23.14 ERA.
"The balls started getting up a tad, a couple inches and they barreled them up," Mets manager Mickey Callaway told reporters of Lockett's last start. "It happened fast. I thought he was cruising and looking great until that point."
First baseman Pete Alonso stayed red hot for the Mets by going 2-for-3 on Monday, raising his average to .280.
Alonso was named National League Player of the Week on Monday after hitting .427 with seven runs scored, three doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs last week.
Alonso improved his home run total to 27 on Sunday, breaking Darryl Strawberry's Mets single-season rookie record set in 1983. Alonso also has 61 RBIs.
It's possible that Alonso could break the major league rookie record of most home runs by July 1 -- Oakland's Mark McGwire hit 28 in 1987.
Despite losing by six runs, the Mets still managed to hit four home runs Monday -- one each by Wilson Ramos, Dominic Smith, Michael Conforto and Todd Frazier.
--Field Level Media
Updated June 25, 2019