Mets Series Preview: Phillies come into town

By Ryan Punzalan
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May 23, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the second inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

With the Mets coming up short in their three-day visit to Pittsburgh, they’ll look to kick off the unofficial start of Summer with a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Phillies are 19-27 after a, somewhat, up and down May. After losing two out of three at home against the Mets, they took two out of four against the Phillies, swept the Diamondbacks, then proceeded to split a four-game series against the Rockies.

They, then went to Washington and lost two out of three.

The Mets will look to steer the ship in the right direction, which hasn’t been consistent nowadays. With injuries riddling the team, and their offense disappearing, they’ll need the active players to step up.

Hopefully the squadron of Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard can do the trick.

Next: Monday afternoon's matchup in Flushing