The Phillies and the Mets are starting to rekindle that rivalry that we've known they've always had, but in the past few years seemed to be on the back burner. The Mets close out their 2012 visits to CBP with a three game series on Tuesday, Wednesday, and a businessperson's special on Thursday.
This year's Mets team has fallen quite a bit from the All Star break to where we are now in the season. They are currently in 4th place just below the Phillies. In this season, they were in first place for 7 days of the season, and as high as 8 games over .500 - but that is all but a memory for them as there is still better than a month to play left in the 2012 schedule. The Mets have turned a 13-29 record in so far after the All Star break.
Tonight's starter for the Mets is Chris Young, he's gone 1-5 with a 5.11 ERA in the second half of the season so far, he was 2-2 in 6 starts prior to the All Star game.
For the Phils, it's Vance Worley. He's had an up and down season with the Phillies this year. In the first half of the season, Vance had a 4-5 record with a 3.54 ERA, and 2-4 with a 5.04 ERA after the All Star game.
The Phillies wild card hopes got a small setback overnight as teams above them win, they get further back in the wild card, without playing a game last night, the Phillies dropped to 10.0 GB in the wild card standings.
Only a couple more days until the rosters expand to 40 players, we'll see some new faces on the Phillies in September as the famous 'September call ups' start to invade the team. For some it may be their only playing time in the major leagues, and for other players it may be the start of a fantastic MLB career.