|1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF||1. A.J. Pollock (R) CF|
|2. Ruben Tejada (R) SS||2. David Peralta (L) LF|
|3. Daniel Murphy (L) 3B||3. Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B|
|4. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B||4. Yasmany Tomas (R) RF|
|5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B||5. Jake Lamb (L) 3B|
|6. Michael Cuddyer (R) LF||6. Welington Castillo (R) C|
|7. Kevin Plawecki (R) C||7. Chris Owings (R) 2B|
|8. Noah Syndergaard (L) P||8. Nick Ahmed (R) SS|
|9. Juan Lagares (R) CF||9. Chase Anderson (R) P|
Game 87: Mets vs. Diamondbacks on SNY at 7:10 p.m. ET
Noah Syndergaard (3-4, 3.38 ERA) and the New York Mets (44-42) begin a three-game series against Chase Anderson (4-2, 3.71 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (42-42) on Friday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.
Syndergaard Notes: Syndergaard is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in his last four starts while holding opponents to .174 batting average over that span. In his last start against the Dodgers he allowed one run over six innings while earning a no decision in a 2-1 victory. He is 3-1 with a 1.89 ERA in five starts at Citi Field this season.
Anderson Notes: Anderson is 1-1 with a 7.64 ERA in his last three starts after going 3-0 with a 2.25 in his previous nine. On June 6 he earned a no decisions against the Mets after allowing one run in 5 2/3 innings in a 2-1 Diamondbacks win.
Mets Notes: The Mets are 29-14 at home this season. In their last 13 games the Mets have a 1.41 ERA and their starters haven't allowed an earned run in six of those games. Michael Cuddyer returns to the lineup after missing six of eight games with a sore left knee. He's 4-for-40 in his last 13 games, while Lucas Duda is 2-for-29 in July. Juan Lagares was 2-for-3 with a home run against Anderson on June 6.
Diamondbacks Notes: Arizona is back to .500 for the first time since being 8-8 in April. In their last nine games the Diamondbacks are hitting .310 as a team and averaging 5.7 runs per game. A.J. Pollock is hitting .394 in seven games this month.