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Probable Pitchers

New York Mets @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Seth Lugo, RHP
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With Steven Matz on the disabled list, Lugo will make a second rotation turn in his place. Lugo held the Giants to three runs over 6 2/3 innings in his first career start, but is still not quite stretched out to a full starter’s workload.

Adam Wainwright, RHP
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Wainwright will look to build on a quality start his last time out, after two outings in which he gave up 13 total runs. The veteran took a no-decision against the Mets on July 27, allowing four runs on a season-high-tying 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings.

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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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Miami Marlins @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jose Fernandez, RHP
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Fernandez snapped his slide of not winning in four straight starts, when he threw seven strong innings against the Royals. With 213 strikeouts, he now holds the franchise single-season record, and he did it in 148 2/3 innings.

Jacob deGrom, RHP
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Dropping his name into Cy Young contention as recently as two weeks ago, deGrom has crashed hard in his past two starts. He has allowed 13 runs on 25 hits, giving up double-digit hits in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.

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