Imagine that I had told you it was because the Phillies swept the Nationals and took a huge series from the Mets.
Would you have believed me?
Today, the Phillies go for a sweep against the Mets with their ace on the mound in a matchup that feels ripe for a letdown (but probably won’t happen). Here are the lineups. For the Phillies:
On a day where they are retiring one ace’s number, their current ace looks to close out an incredibly entertaining series against the Mets.
For those Mets:
The Mets send out Taijuan Walker to face the Phillies, making today an exceptional pitching matchup.
Let’s talk about it.