The Mets (53-62) will begin another Subway Series with the New York Yankees (61-55) at Yankees Stadium on Monday at 7:05 p.m.
Who is starting today for the Mets?
Rafael Montero (1-8, 6.06 ERA) who took the loss in his last start against the Rangers. He allowed four runs on five hits while striking out five and walking three in three innings.
Montero has struggled in his last few starts, having made it only as far as 5 2/3 innings in his last three. He has let up 13 earned runs in that span.
Who is starting today for the Yankees?
Luis Cessa (0-3, 4.83 ERA) was called up to make the start in place of Masahiro Tanaka, who is on the 10-day DL. Cessa's last start with the Yankees was against the Twins when he received a no-decision. He allowed three runs on four hits while striking out two and walking four in 3 2/3 innings.
Cessa made two relief appearances toward the end of July before being demoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The Mets will play two games against Yankee Stadium before returning to Citi Field to finish the four-game set. Both teams split the Subway Series last season. ... Curtis Granderson is the only current player who has played for both the Mets and Yankees. ... Yoenis Cespedes has three homers and six RBIs in his last five games. ... Amed Rosario has five hits in his last eight at-bats with a double, home run, three runs scored and one RBI.