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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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Philadelphia Phillies @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Adam Morgan, LHP
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Morgan allowed two unearned runs in six innings Saturday against the Padres. But more impressively, he has not walked a batter in 22 2/3 innings in his last four starts. He has walked 14 in 67 innings overall.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Alec Asher, RHP
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Asher allowed eight hits, four runs and one walk and struck out three in 5 2/3 innings in his big league debut Sunday against the Padres. He will have more opportunities to prove himself before the end of the year.

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