Records: Mets 62-78, 4th Place in NL East (18 games behind the Phillies); Phillies 79-59, 1st Place in NL East (5 games ahead of the Marlins)
Double Dip: Sunday's day-night double header is a result of the rain-out on May 3rd.
Where we are, where we're going and what's what: The Phillies have 24 more games remaining on the 2009 regular season schedule and their magic number to clinch the division stands at 19. After four with the Mets, the Nationals come to town for three. The Phils then head out on the road for a 10-game stretch in Atlanta, Miami and Milwaukee. The streaking Marlins face the Nationals for three this weekend before a road trip to St. Louis and Cincinnati. The Mets are awful. Even with the Phillies using two emergency starters, anything less than three out of four this weekend would be disappointing.
Mets Probables: Nelson Figueroa, Mike Pelfrey, Tim Redding, John Maine