MMO Game Thread: Mets vs. Phillies, 7:10 PM

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
RHP Enyel De Los Santos (ML debut) vs. RHP Drew Gagnon (ML debut)
SNY • MLBN • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050

Yesterday was another bizarre day in Mets land. Before the games started, the Mets put Todd Frazier on the DL and explained that they weren’t going to call up Jeff McNeil, because they didn’t want him to play out of position. The first game was back and forth until Wilmer Flores finished the game on a walk-off homer in the 10th inning, becoming the all time leader in Mets walk-off RBI’s. Then the Mets managed to lose the second game despite only allowing two hits. Tonight, both the pitchers for the Phillies and the Mets will be making their major league debuts.

Mets Lineup

  1. Brandon Nimmo (L) CF
  2. Jose Bautista (R) RF
  3. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) 2B
  4. Wilmer Flores (R) 1B
  5. Devin Mesoraco (R) C
  6. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
  7. Ty Kelly (S) LF
  8. Amed Rosario (R) SS
  9. Drew Gagnon (R) P

Phillies Lineup

Will be updated upon release

The Mets will be running Drew Gagnon out tonight who they signed as a minor league free agent out of the Angels farm system last year. Drew started off as a Brewer and played through all of their farm levels from 2011-16. Last year he spent the entire season at Salt Lake, the Angels Triple-A affiliate and for the Mets this year he has split time between Vegas and Binghamton. At 28-years-old in the minors he has posted a career 4.78 ERA and 5.11 RAvg over 198 games and 138 starts. This year he is 2-4 over both levels with a 4.40 ERA, 4.57 RAvg in 18 games, posting a 4.67 ERA at Vegas (which leads starters).

Enyel De Los Santos will make his debut for the Phillies.  De Los Santos has also been in multiple organizations. He signed with the Mariners in 2015 and was traded soon after to the Padres for Joaquin Benoit. After the 2017 season he was part of the trade that sent Freddy Galvis to San Diego. The 22 year old is 9-3 in Lehigh Valley this year with a 1.89 ERA, 1.98 RAvg over 95.1 innings. Overall in the minors he is 33-14 over 428.2 innings with a 3.30 ERA. De Lose Santos is having statistically his best year by far right now at the highest level in the Phillies organization.


Both starting pitchers tonight will be making their major league debut. The last time that occurred with one being a Met was on May 15, 2014 when Jacob deGrom started opposite the Yankees’ Chase Whitley at Citi Field. Prior to that it was Sept. 7, 2010, when Dillon Gee faced the Nationals’ Yunesky Maya in Washington.

According to Elias, Flores is only the second active player to lead his current club in walk-off RBI. Ryan Zimmeran has 16 walk-off RBI, the most in Expos/Nationals history.

The Mets have won 19 of their last 24 series vs. the Phillies. New York is 42-21 vs. Philadelphia since the start of the 2015 campaign, including 4-2 this year. New York has out homered the Phillies, 108-50 since the start of the 2015 season.  According to Elias, no major league team has hit as many home runs against one opponent since 2015 season as the Mets have hit against the Phillies – 108.

Let’s Go Mets!

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I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008 and worrying about the Mets roster for pretty much my entire life. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ. You can follow me on twitter @213mfs