Jacob deGrom (10-6, 2.13 ERA) gets the start for the Mets. He’ll be opposed by Jorge De La Rosa (7-4, 4.85 ERA) for Colorado.
|1. Juan Lagares (R) CF||1. Charlie Blackman (L) CF|
|2. Curtis Granderson (L) RF||2. Jose Reyes (S) SS|
|3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF||3. Carlos Gonzalez (L) RF|
|4. Juan Uribe (R) 3B||4. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B|
|5. Michael Cuddyer (R) 1B||5. Ben Paulsen (L) 1B|
|6. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B||6. DJ Lemahieu (R) 2B|
|7. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C||7. Michael McKenry (R) C|
|8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS||8. Brandon Barnes (R) LF|
|9. Jacob deGrom (L) P||9. Jorge De La Rosa (L) P|
deGrom Notes: Degrom has a 1.59 ERA and has averaged 10.59 strikeouts per nine innings over his last five starts. In his last outing on Friday night deGrom allowed a pair of solo home runs while striking out seven in 6 1/3 innings pitched. DeGrom is 5-2 with a 1.60 ERA in 11 starts at Citi Field this season. However, he has gone winless in his last five home starts while receiving just 10 total runs of support over that span.
Jorge De La Rosa Notes: In his last two starts he is 1-0 with a 3.55 ERA after struggling to an ERA of over 11 in his previous two appearances. He is 5-1 with a 3.94 ERA in his last six games, five starts, against the Mets. De La Rosa has fared much better on the road this season, going 5-2 with a 3.19 ERA in nine starts.
Mets Notes: The Mets 40 wins at home so far this season match all of last years total. They are 44-7 when scoring four or more runs and 17-45 when scoring three or less. During their five-game home winning streak Mets pitchers have a 1.31 ERA. In their last three games Mets pitchers have not walked a batter, matching a club record. The Mets have an eight-game home winning streak against the Rockies, due in large part to a 0.75 ERA over that period. Daniel Murphy is batting .412 in his last eight games. Lucas Duda will miss his second-straight game with a sore back.
Rockies Notes: The Rockies have dropped 14 of their last 19 games on the road. Colorado's 4.96 ERA is the worst in Major League Baseball. Carlos Gonzalez is batting .391 with 12 home runs and 26 RBI in his last 18 games.