The Philadelphia Phillies have been one of the worst road teams in MLB this season.
On Thursday, Philadelphia will turn to Taijuan Walker (4-2, 5.57 ERA) to help end its road woes, against Max Scherzer (4-2, 3.54 ERA) and the Mets.
Walker has been up and down this season. He has allowed three runs or fewer in six starts and at least four runs in his four other outings.
Even with the inconsistency, the Phillies are 7-2 in Walker’s last nine starts.
He did get a bit lucky in his most recent outing against the Braves, allowing just three runs over 6 ²/₃ innings but giving up 10 hits.
Mets vs. Phillies pick
Scherzer will enters the matchup red-hot.
He has given up just nine hits and one run in his last two starts.
Overall, Scherzer has allowed one run or fewer in five of eight outings this season with the Mets going a perfect 5-0 in those games.
Scherzer has dominated Philadelphia over his career.
Current Phillies hitters are batting a measly .194 against him with 73 strikeouts and 15 walks in 180 career at-bats.
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Entering Wednesday, Philadelphia was 5-16 in its last 21 games versus the Mets and 1-7 in its last eight trips to Citi Field.
Look for Scherzer’s dominance to continue on Thursday against a Phillies team that struggles to win away from home.
Mets vs. Phillies prediction
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