The Mets (58-74) wrap up their three-game set against the Cincinnati Reds (56-77) at Great American Ball Park on Thursday at 12:35 p.m. on SNY.
Who is starting today for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (3.39 ERA/3.49 FIP, 1.16 WHIP), who allowed one run on five hits while walking one and striking out 10 in 7 2/3 innings on Aug. 25 against the Nationals.
DeGrom, who has struck out 201 batters this season, is one of four pitchers in Mets history who have had multiple 200-strikeout seasons. The others are Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, and David Cone.
Who is starting today for the Reds?
RHP Robert Stephenson (5.81 ERA/5.86 FIP, 1.75 WHIP), who allowed two runs on seven hits while walking four and striking out 11 in 5 2/3 innings on Aug. 25 against the Pirates.
Stephenson has walked 35 batters and struck out 55 in 52 2/3 innings (five starts, 14 relief appearances) this season.
The Mets have won 15 of their last 16 games against the Reds. ... The Mets lead the N.L. and are fourth in the majors with 193 home runs this season. ... Jerry Blevins has allowed one run in his last 12 2/3 innings. ... Jose Reyes is hitting .476 with a .560 OBP since Aug. 13.