The Mets (55-70) play the final game of a four-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks (69-58) on Thursday at 12:10 p.m. at Citi Field.
Who is starting tonight for the Mets
Rafael Montero (2-8, 5.47 ERA), who allowed one run over six innings in a win over the Marlins last week.
The right-hander has a 4.97 ERA in four starts in August, a month where he has pitched into the sixth inning three times. In two outings (one start) against Arizona, Montero has yielded two runs over six innings.
Who is starting tonight for the Diamondbacks?
Robbie Ray (9-5, 3.11 ERA), who has one victory in four starts this month. Ray exited his last start in the second inning after he took a line drive off of his head. Before that outing, the left-hander had pitched at least six innings in four of five starts.
Ray has made three career starts against the Mets and holds a 0.53 ERA.
Terry Collins tied Bobby Valentine on Wednesday night for the second-most wins (536) by a Mets manager in team history. ... Reliever AJ Ramos has thrown five consecutive scoreless innings. ... As a whole the Mets' bullpen has a 1.04 ERA over the last seven games. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .353 with five homers in his last 15 contests... Matt Harvey will make a rehab start with Class A St. Lucie on Saturday. He owns a 3.86 ERA in three rehab starts.