The Mets will look to win the rubber game of a three-game series with the Brewers at Citi Field on Sunday, Jackie Robinson Day, at 1:10 p.m. on SNY.
Sunday's game marks the first time the Mets are playing a rubber game this season... the Mets are 5-1 in day games. The Mets have won the first four series to start the season for the first time since 2006.
Jackie Robinson's widow, Rachel Robinson, and his children, Sharon and David Robinson, will be in attendance. Mookie Wilson will be on hand to catch the ceremonial first pitch, which will be thrown by Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar Akintunde Ahmad.
|Brandon Nimmo, RF||Jonathan Villar, 2B|
|Michael Conforto, CF||Eric Thames, 1B|
|Yoenis Cespedes, LF||Lorenzo Cain, CF|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Travis Shaw, 3B|
|Wilmer Flores, 1B||Domingo Santana, RF|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Hernan Perez, LF|
|José Reyes, 2B||Orlando Arcia, SS|
|Tomás Nido, C||Jett Bandy, C|
|Noah Syndergaard, RHP||Jhoulys Chacin, RHP|
Who is starting today for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (2-0, 3.94 ERA, 22 strikeouts) will try to maintain his track record of success against the Brewers. He has a 0.69 ERA against Milwaukee after three starts, which is the lowest ERA he has posted against any team he has faced at least once in his career. Syndergaard is coming off his second win of the season as he allowed one earned run in six innings against the Marlins on April 9.
Who is starting today for the Brewers?
Jhoulys Chacín (0-1, 6.59 ERA, 7 strikeouts) will start for Milwaukee. He allowed three runs on five hits in four and 2/3 innings against the Cardinals his last time out. The veteran right-hander has struggled with control issues early on, which has coincided with shorter outings. He pitched at least five innings just once this season.
More Mets notes...
The Mets are tied with the Boston Red Sox for the most come-from-behind wins this season... the Mets have won 11 of their last 14 games when Noah Syndergaard starts following a loss... the Mets' bullpen has a 1.62 ERA, which is the lowest in MLB.