Taijuan Walker on hill as Mets face Phillies in Game 1 of doubleheader at 4:10 p.m. on SNY

Danny Abriano
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Taijuan Walker pitches at Citi Field in Mets debut
Taijuan Walker pitches at Citi Field in Mets debut

The Mets (2-3) play Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies (6-3) at Citi Field on Tuesday at 4:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets Notes

  • The Mets already have four doubleheaders scheduled for this season after playing four doubleheaders during the entire 60-game season in 2020.

  • Left-handed reliever Stephen Tarpley will be the 27th man for the Mets for Tuesday's twinbill

  • All five of Taijuan Walker's pitches saw an increase in velocity from 2020 during his first start of the season

  • The Mets are slashing .146/.351/.171 with runners in scoring position

  • Brandon Nimmo has reached base safely at least twice in all five games this season

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Phillies

Mets

Andrew McCutchen, LF

Brandon Nimmo, CF

Rhys Hoskins, 1B

Francisco Lindor, SS

Bryce Harper, RF

Dominic Smith, LF

Alec Bohm, 3B

Pete Alonso, 1B

Didi Gregorius, SS

Jeff McNeil, 2B

Jean Segura, 2B

Michael Conforto, RF

Andrew Knapp, C

James McCann, C

Roman Quinn, CF

Luis Guillorme, 3B

Chase Anderson, RHP

Taijuan Walker, RHP

Who is starting for the Mets?

RHP Taijuan Walker, who allowed two runs on four hits while walking two and striking out four last Thursday at Citi Field during his Mets debut.

Who is starting for the Phillies?

RHP Chase Anderson, who allowed two runs in five innings while walking two and striking out three last Tuesday against the Mets in Philadelphia.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets face the Phillies on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Jacob deGrom will be on the hill for the Mets, opposed by Zack Wheeler for the Phillies.