Nick Castellanos,James McCann
Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Castellanos, right, scores on an RBI double by Rhys Hoskins before New York Mets catcher James McCann (33) can make the tag during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 11, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)


Kyle Barrette

What a wild push in last night’s game, and as of the third inning, it was all that we could have hoped for. A few close calls, but we somehow managed a push, which in that scenario is basically like a win. Today we’re going to Philly, where two division rivals are going to have their aces on the mound. Which team has what it takes to come out on top? Let’s break this matchup down and find out.

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There was a lot of build up for this team, and I’ve got to say the steam is coming out of the balloon quickly, so to speak. Starting with Nola, it’s never good for the ace of your staff to give up two homers and four runs to start the season. Yes, the Phillies Opposition in the first series exceeded expectations, but they also spent no money in the offseason and unloaded every talented player they had before the season even started. This is the Oakland Athletics by the way. The Phillies have one guy saying he hates playing for the team four games into the season and your juggernaut of an offense is not producing anywhere near what it’s capable of. Hoskins is leading the team in hitting. Everyone else is in the low 200’s or lower. Coming off a shutout and having to face Scherzer, things don’t look much better for the Phillies.

The Mets continue to find ways to win. If it wasn’t for that late game collapse, they would be in position for the sweep here. Unlike Philly, the Mets have a handful of guys that have been able to hit the ball and put up some good numbers. A lot of these Mets players have seen Nola and should have a good idea of what they are in for. Scherzer has been dominant in his career against the Phillies. In 25 starts, he is 14-4 with a 2.50 ERA and an insane 201 to 39 K/BB ratio. The projected Philly lineup for today has a combined .140 batting average against Scherzer over 162 at-bats and a total of only five RBI’s.

Mets vs Phillies Pick:  F5 ML Mets (+106)
If the A’s can get to Nola, then this Mets team certainly can. With the way Scherzer has handled the Phillies his whole career and with him looking to improve on giving up three runs to his old team in Washington, there is no one he would rather see than the Phillies. 

Same Game Parlay:
NY Mets ML, Max Scherzer 8+ Strikeouts, Pete Alonso to record 2+ hits, Francisco Lindor to record a run and Pete Alonso to record an RBI.

SGP Odds +1827

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