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Game Thread: Phillies at Mets 8/28/16

Please don't lose.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Phillies at Mets

Shiti Field

1:10PM EDT on CSN

Vince Velasquez (8-6) 4.31 ERA

PHILLIES: Velasquez has struggled lately. He has a 10.47 ERA in his last three starts and a 7.29 ERA in his last six. And after he allowed 11 home runs in his first 103 2/3 innings this season, he has allowed eight in his last 15 1/3 innings.

Robert Gsellman (1-0) 0.00 ERA

METS: Gsellman will take the rotation spot of Jon Niese, who is scheduled to undergo left knee surgery. In relief of Niese last Tuesday, Gsellman delivered 3 2/3 scoreless relief innings. He was 4-9 with a 3.99 ERA as a starter in the Minors this season.

Today's Lineups

Cesar Hernandez - 2B Jose Reyes - 3B
Odubel Herrera - CF Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Maikel Franco - 3B Kelly Johnson - 2B
Tommy Joseph - 1B Jay Bruce - RF
Aaron Altherr - RF Curtis Granderson - LF
Jimmy Paredes - LF Alejandro De Aza - CF
A.J. Ellis - C James Loney - 1B
Freddy Galvis - SS Travis d'Arnaud - C
Vince Velasquez - RHP Robert Gsellman - RHP