Facebook's digital-only live stream will continue today, when the Mets take on the rival Phillies in the first leg of a doubleheader at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park. The National League East matchup is one of 25 streaming broadcasts in 2018 as part of MLB's partnership with Facebook.Fans can watch the
Facebook's digital-only live stream will continue today, when the Mets take on the rival Phillies in the first leg of a doubleheader at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park. The National League East matchup is one of 25 streaming broadcasts in 2018 as part of MLB's partnership with Facebook.
Fans can watch the 4:05 p.m. ET matchup at www.facebook.com/MLBLiveGames or by logging onto Facebook's MLB live page from their phones, tablets, smart TVs or other streaming devices. MLB Network will produce the game, with play-by-play announcer Scott Braun, analysts Ben Davis (former Major League catcher and current analyst for CSN Philadelphia) and Todd Zeile (former Mets infielder), and field reporter Stephen Nelson.
How to watch on mobile and desktop
- Search for "MLB Live" on Facebook
- Follow the "MLB Live" show page
- Download the Facebook video app on your TV or streaming device and search for "MLB Live"
- Or stream the game from your phone to a TV on the same WiFi network by tapping the TV icon.
What to know about the Mets-Phillies game
The Phillies are ahead of many prognosticators' expectations and in a fight for their first NL East title since 2011. Philadelphia entered Thursday two games back of the upstart Braves after holding first place for much of July and into the early part of August. After a hot start to the season quickly turned sour, the Mets have spent much of the summer evaluating what they'll have for what they hope will be a resurgent run in '19. The Phils, current owners of the NL's first Wild Card spot, are 22-21 against the rest of the NL East, while the Mets are 22-26 against division opponents.
New York will start Corey Oswalt, who has kept himself in the Mets' rotation with a 3.68 ERA over his last four starts, in Game 1 of the doubleheader. Philadelphia will counter with its No. 8 prospect, Ranger Suarez, who gave up four runs over five innings in his MLB debut July 26 at Cincinnati.
Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.