MLB Predictions: Will Seth Lugo help Mets knock off Phillies Friday? 8/11/17

  • MLB Predictions: Will Seth Lugo help Mets knock off Phillies Friday? 8/11/17

MLB Predictions: Will Seth Lugo help Mets knock off Phillies Friday? 8/11/17

New York's Jacob deGrom pitched brilliantly until leaving in the seventh inning due to a contusion on his right triceps after being hit on a line drive by Nick Williams, and the Mets homered four times in a 10-0 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.

In the midst of one of their worst offensive stretches of the season, the New York Mets had no problem finding their groove against a team they have dominated over the better part of the last three seasons. The rookie shortstop entered the game batting.161 (five for 31).

Hoskins, meanwhile, had a.966 OPS and hit 29 homers at Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season. Neil Walker went 2 for 4 with an RBI of his own, while Asdrubal Cabrera went 2 for 2 with a double. NY has won 16 of the past 19 series against the Phillies and is 4-0 in Philadelphia this season. He allowed five earned run, three in the first inning, on eight hits and four walks.

The Philadelphia Phillies lost their second straight game on Friday night, falling to the Mets 7-6.

Box scores generally have not looked as pretty for Pivetta since that outing.

Meanwhile, Nick Pivetta's ERA has now risen above 6.00.

Reds 11, Brewers 10 • Zack Cozart and Eugenio Suarez had three hits and drove in two runs each as Cincinnati built an early eight-run lead and then held on in Milwaukee.

"It's never a good feeling when you leave your bullpen out like that", Pivetta told Philly.com.

For the season, Velasquez now has a 5.13 ERA. The Mets righty has made just one appearance against the Phillies, on September 22, 2016.

The Friday start will be the 12th of the season for Lugo, who missed the first two months to an elbow injury.

From Rotoworld: Lugo allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Saturday.

Amed Rosario had his first multi-hit game of his young major-league career, two singles and his first major league home run.