The Phillies scored two runs this past weekend in Queens, dropping two-of-three contests to the NL East division-leading Mets. The Phils are now 4-11 on the year against New York and currently sit in the third Wild Card position, 1 1/2 games ahead of Milwaukee for the final playoff spot. 

"We had some trouble scoring runs in this series, obviously," interim manager Rob Thomson said. "Part of it is due to good pitching, and part of it is due to the fact that when the runs are at a premium, sometimes you try to do too much, and I saw a lot of that today. We've just got to get back to basics, keep the line moving and not do too much. Have good at-bats and swing at strikes." 

The Phillies were without Kyle Schwarber in New York as he's dealing with a right calf strain. He made one pinch-hit appearance against the Mets, but it's unclear if he'll be back in the starting lineup on Monday when the club opens a three-game set in Cincinnati. The Reds are 45-68 and sit 17 1/2 games off the pace in the NL Central. 

The Phillies return home after their trip to Cincinnati to host the Mets for four games this coming weekend at Citizens Bank Park. 

Harper Update 
Bryce Harper will take batting practice on Monday at Citizens Bank Park, a significant step in his return from the broken left thumb he sustained on June 25. Assuming all goes well, Harper could go on a rehab assignment as early as next week. 

Knebel Injury 
Corey Knebel left Sunday's contest after throwing 14 pitches because of shoulder tightness. The club placed him on the 15-day Injured List on Monday with a right lat sprain and activated Sam Coonrod from the 60-day Injured List. 

Pitching Matchups in Cincinnati 
Monday: RHP Noah Syndergaard (6-8, 3.95) vs. LHP Mike Minor (1-9, 6.24) 
Tuesday: RHP Kyle Gibson (7-5, 4.29) vs. RHP T.J. Zeuch (0-1, 13.50) 
Wednesday: LHP Ranger Suarez (8-5, 3.52) vs. LHP Nick Lodolo (3-4, 4.72)

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