Aug. 16th. Mets in Philly for a 5 gamer...including a makeup game as part of a DH on Thursday. The opener starts a four-day, five-game series that ends Sunday in Williamsport, Pa., for the 2018 Little League Classic. Mets vs. Phillies | 08/16/18 Mets vs. Phillies - Game Preview - August 16, 2018 - ESPN Corey Oswalt will start Game 1 for the Mets with Steven Matz taking the mound for Game 2. The Phillies (66-53) -- who are two games behind Atlanta in the National League East -- will use starters Ranger Suarez and Zach Eflin in the doubleheader, but they had not determined an order as of Wednesday night. The Mets are 5-3 so far against the Phillies this season. They've won five of their last seven overall, including a 16-5 win over Baltimore on Wednesday night.