Mets Series Preview: Phillies come into town

By Ryan Punzalan
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May 15, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Monday, May 25

Bartolo Colon (6-3, 4.85 ERA) vs. Severino Gonzalez (2-1, 7.11 ERA)

Colon is coming off two straight bad outings, giving up five earned runs against the Brewers and eight earned runs against the Cardinals. He’ll look to turn things around against the Phillies, where earlier this season he went six decent innings en route to a win.

In terms of Severino Gonzalez, don’t let his ERA fool you. After a tumultuous start in late April, Gonzalez has been extremely effective in his last two starts, earning victories in each.

Gonzalez went five innings in each of his last two starts, allowing three earned runs in ten innings.

That being said, the Mets may pose some issue for Gonzalez as he doesn’t strike out many batters and relies on his defense to make plays. If the Mets can put solid contact on the ball, they should escape with the victory.

Next: Tuesday night's matchup in Flushing