The Mets (53-66) begin a three-game series against the Miami Marlins (58-61) at Citi Field on Friday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
Who is starting today for the Mets?
Chris Flexen (2-1, 7.02 ERA), who earned the win in his last start against the Phillies. He allowed two runs on six hits while striking out five and walking four in five innings pitched. Flexen now has a two-game win streak.
However, Flexen has been walking many batters since making his big league debut. He is currently averaging 1.5 walks per nine innings, and he has walked seven batters in his last two starts.
Who is starting today for the Marlins?
Justin Nicolino (1-1, 4.56 ERA), who earned the win in his last outing against the Rockies. He allowed two runs, one earned on six hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Nicolino has only four innings on the road, but he owns an 11.25 ERA after allowing five runs on seven hits -- two of them homers -- to the Dodgers back in May.
The Mets are 3-3 against Miami this season...Curtis Granderson has five homers, 11 RBI and eight runs in his last 10 games...Yoenis Cespedes has four homers, eight RBI and six runs in his last nine games...Michael Conforto is teied for third in the majors with 12 second-half home runs. He has a career-high 26 on the season.