The Mets thought they’d have a reprieve, finishing out the regular season with three games against the Braves and seven against the Phillies. But, thanks to a heroic catch by Ender Inciarte to end Wednesday night’s game, the Mets were swept by the Braves and now stumble into a four-game set with the Phillies.
The National League Wild Card race currently features a three-way tie between the Mets, Giants, and Cardinals, each standing at 80-72. The Cardinals have Thursday off while the Giants will play the Padres.
Seth Lugo gets the start for the Mets at Citi Field in a 7:10 PM EDT matchup against the Phillies’ Adam Morgan. Lugo, 26, has been stunningly effective since moving into the starting rotation. Over six starts, the right-hander has a 2.21 ERA with a 23/10 K/BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings.
The rest of Thursday’s action…
Atlanta Braves (Josh Collmenter) @ Miami Marlins (Jose Urena), 7:10 PM EDT
Philadelphia Phillies (Adam Morgan) @ New York Mets (Seth Lugo), 7:10 PM EDT