New York; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
: Phillies -119, Mets -100; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets host the Philadelphia Phillies to begin a three-game series.
New York has gone 40-37 in home games and 72-86 overall. The Mets have gone 50-20 in games when they scored five or more runs.
Philadelphia has a 40-38 record on the road and an 89-70 record overall. Phillies hitters have a collective .439 slugging percentage to rank fifth in the majors.
The matchup Friday is the 11th time these teams square off this season. The Phillies have a 6-4 advantage in the season series.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 4-6, .251 batting average, 3.76 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
Phillies: 8-2, .209 batting average, 3.72 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
INJURIES: Mets: Brandon Nimmo: day-to-day (undisclosed), Jeff McNeil: 10-Day IL (elbow), Sean Reid-Foley: 15-Day IL (lat), Carlos Carrasco: 15-Day IL (finger), Josh Walker: 60-Day IL (oblique), John Curtiss: 60-Day IL (elbow), Elieser Hernandez: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Starling Marte: 10-Day IL (migraines), Bryce Montes de Oca: 60-Day IL (elbow), Edwin Diaz: 60-Day IL (knee)
Phillies: Rhys Hoskins: 60-Day IL (acl)