Mets News: Taijuan Walker back on the mound as Mets take on Phillies at 6:05 p.m. on SNY

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Taijuan Walker throws pitch in home whites third base view day game
Taijuan Walker throws pitch in home whites third base view day game

The Mets (9-11, 4th in NL East) are back at it against the Phillies (13-13, 1st in NL East) on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park at 6:05 p.m. on SNY.

Mets Notes

Jeff McNeil has a career slash line of .345/.415/.476 at Citizens Bank Park... Dominic Smith has a hit in 14 straight games in Philadelphia... J.D. Davis picked up two hits in Friday's game and has reached base safely in all 13 games in which he has played this season... Jeurys Familia pitched a scoreless inning on Friday and has allowed just one run in 6 2/3 inings this season.

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Mets

Phillies

Brandon Nimmo, CF

Andrew McCutchen, LF

Francisco Lindor, SS

Matt Joyce, RF

Jeff McNeil, 2B

Rhys Hoskins, 1B

Pete Alonso, 1B

Didi Gregorius, SS

Michael Conforto, RF

Alec Bohm, 3B

J.D. Davis, 3B

Nick Maton, 2B

Dominic Smith, LF

Andrew Knapp, C

James McCann, C

Odubel Herrera, CF

Taijuan Walker, P

Zack Wheeler, P

Who is starting for the Mets?

RHP Taijuan Walker, who spun seven excellent innings against the Nationals in his last start on April 25. The 28-year-old allowed just three hits and kept Washington off the scoreboard in a 4-0 Mets win.

Who is starting for the Phillies?

RHP Zack Wheeler, who has a 3.71 ERA in four starts against the Mets since he joined the Phillies prior to last season. In his last start, Wheeler threw eight innings of one-hit ball aginst the Cardinals on April 25.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets and Phillies will return to action on Sunday at 7:05 p.m.

David Peterson (1-3, 5.59 ERA) will go for the Mets against Zach Eflin (1-1, 3.58 ERA).