The Mets (69-79) and Red Sox (102-47) finish their three-game series at Fenway Park on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets had their four-game win streak snapped yesterday. ...The Mets are 9-6 in rubber games this season, winning their last six. They are now 8-11 in Interleague play as well. ...New York has the best win percentage (.714) in the majors in September thus far.
|Amed Rosario, SS||Mookie Betts, RF|
|Jeff McNeil, 2B||Brock Holt, SS|
|Wilmer Flores, 1B||Andrew Benintendi, LF|
|Michael Conforto, LF||Steve Pearce, DH|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Mitch Moreland, 1B|
|Jay Bruce, DH||Ian Kinsler, 2B|
|Brandon Nimmo, RF||Jackie Bradley Jr., CF|
|Kevin Plawecki, C||Rafael Devers, 3B|
|Austin Jackson, CF||Christian Vazquez, C|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (1.71 ERA/2.06 FIP, 0.95 WHIP over 195.0 innings this season), who looks to continue his run toward the Cy Young Award this afternoon. In his last outing against the Marlins, he allowd two runs on three hits while striking out nine and walking two over seven innings.
DeGrom still leads the majors in ERA as well as WAR (7.7) and HR/9 (0.42) this season. ...He also has nine starts of six or more innings while allowing one run or fewer without getting a win. That is a single-season MLB record.
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Who is starting for the Red Sox?
RHP Chris Sale (1.96 ERA/1.95 FIP, 0.85 WHIP in 147 innings), who will have another "opener" for the Sox as he continues his return from the DL. Sale went just one inning in his last "start" against the Blue Jays on Sept. 11. He is expected to go three or four innings in this outing.
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More Game Notes
The last MLB game that had two starters with at least 100 innings and an ERA under two was Sept. 11, 1985 when Dwight Gooden faced off against John Tudor at Shea Stadium. ...The Mets are 36-37 on the road this season. ...Amed Rosario is 11th in the NL with a .315 average in September.