I started writing this preview yesterday afternoon before the Phillies had won their Sunday night game in controversial fashion. At that point, I was prepared to thoroughly rag on the Mets for winning a game due to a questionable decision by an umpire. But given the events of Sunday night https://www.philadelphiagearstore.com/Roman_Quinn_Hoodie-109, I began to worry that it might be slightly hypocritical of me to mock the Mets for their undeserved victory.I could go into detail about how the Phillies victory should be considered more legitimate than the Mets was, but to save you time, Il simply say this: Screw the Mets, screw the Braves, go Phillies!The last time they metWhen these teams faced off in Philadelphia last week, the Phillies took two out of three. The finale saw the Phillies offense finally come to life as they were powered by three-run home runs from Alec Bohm and J.T. Realmuto.Since then?The Mets won the aforementioned game in which Michael Conforto stuck his heavily armored elbow in the way of a strike, drawing a game-wining hit by pitch Kyle Dohy Hoodie. I not saying the Mets didn deserve to win that game (okay, I am), but when your own announcers are calling it weak, then you probably didn deserve to win.The Mets won a game on a blown hit-by-pitch call that even their announcers criticized. 7 season. His first start in a Mets uniform went pretty well, with the caveat that it came against the offensively challenged Marlins.Joey Lucchesi will make his first start of the season after coming from the Padres in an offseason trade, and may find himself missing the spacious confines of San Diego Petco Park. Before this season, his ERA at home was more than two full points lower than his road numbers. Jacob deGrom will start the finale. It almost certain that he will pitch well, and even more certain that the Mets will somehow waste his good start. Major League Baseball might have to come up with a new stat for pitchers who pitch really well, but their team seems hellbent on losing the game anyway.For the 47th time in his Mets career, Jacob deGrom struck out at least 10 batters in a game. But once again the Mets were unable to turn that effort into a win. 1As for the Phillies startersI happy that the Phillies bullpen has been much improved so far this season. But theye been over-relying on the relievers lately, and that probably not a good long-term plan for success. The Phillies haven gotten a quality start since Zach Eflin outing against the Braves last Sunday. Theyl need the starters - particularly Aaron Nola Bryce Harper T-Shirt, Zack Wheeler, and Eflin - to pitch past the sixth inning if they want to keep winning games.Punchable face analysisEach series, I take a look at a player on the opposing team who has a particularly punchable face. There are a lot of good candidates on the Mets roster, but I ultimately settled on James McCann.