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Probable Pitchers

Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Adam Morgan, LHP
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Morgan allowed one run in six-plus innings Friday against the Cardinals. It was the first time since May 21 that he allowed two or fewer runs in six or more innings. He went 0-5 with a 7.65 ERA in eight starts in between.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Where would the Mets be without Colon? As others in the rotation have faltered, the 43-year-old has remained strong, posting a 2.25 ERA in four August starts. Next up is a Phillies club that he’s held to a .206 average in three starts this season.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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Hellickson did something Saturday against the Cardinals that no Phillies starter had done since July 26: He pitched seven innings, snapping a 21-game streak of starters pitching fewer than seven innings.

Noah Syndergaard, RHP
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Efficiency had been Syndergaard’s bugaboo until his last outing, in which he needed just 98 pitches to complete eight innings. Syndergaard has faced the Phillies just once this season, holding them to one run in seven innings back in April.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Vince Velasquez, RHP
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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, RHP
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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.

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Washington Nationals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
To Be Announced

Jake Thompson, RHP
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Thompson’s 9.79 ERA is tied with Alec Asher for the second-highest ERA in franchise history for a pitcher that made four starts in his first four big league appearances. Mike Maddux posted a 9.98 ERA through his first four starts in 1986.

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