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Probable Pitchers

Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Aaron Harang, RHP
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Harang’s struggles continued Thursday against the Mets, when he allowed five runs in six innings. Harang has posted a 7.71 ERA in 12 starts since the end of May, allowing 58 earned runs in just 67 2/3 innings.

Jon Niese, LHP
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Niese struggled in his last three starts of August, posting a 7.79 ERA with nearly as many walks (nine) as strikeouts (13). As the Mets spend the next five weeks mapping out their playoff rotation, it would behoove Niese to improve in September.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola has lived up to the hype, particularly in his last two starts. He has allowed a combined one run in 15 innings against the Marlins and Padres. He faces a much tougher test against the Mets.

Matt Harvey, RHP
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A week on the shelf didn’t hurt Harvey in the least. He fired six shutout innings his last time out on 11 days' rest. The temptation to limit Harvey’s innings remains alive for the Mets, who have eyes on October.

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New York Mets @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Jacob deGrom, RHP
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The lanky righty was uncharacteristically wild his last time out, firing two wild pitches and another to the backstop with a runner aboard. deGrom did manage his fifth double-digit strikeout game of the year. He owns 171 strikeouts in 163 innings.

Tom Koehler, RHP
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Koehler has dropped seven straight decisions since July 23. He's been hurt by home runs, having allowed three in a loss at Washington. Three times he's allowed three homers in a game. He's lost to the Mets twice this year.

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New York Mets @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Steven Matz, LHP
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Brad Hand, LHP
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Hand had been on a roll over a four-start span, which began on Aug. 9 at Atlanta. He was 3-1 with a 3.33 ERA in 27 innings. However, in his last outing, Hand was knocked out after 4 2/3 innings and five runs at Washington.

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