The Mets (63-80) begin a nine-game road trip starting with the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs (77-66) at Wrigley Field on Tuesday at 8:05 p.m. on SNY.
Who is starting today for the Mets?
RHP Robert Gsellman (5.44 ERA/4.97 FIP, 1.57 WHIP ), who earned his first win since June 10 in his last start against the Phillies. He allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits while striking out four and walking one in six innings.
Gsellman has a hard time on the road this season, owning a 7.44 ERA compared to a 4.43 ERA at Citi Field. However, Gsellman has been pitching well of late with a 2.87 ERA and .273 opponent batting average in August starts.
Who is starting today for the Cubs?
LHP Jose Quintana (4.32 ERA/3.93 FIP, 1.28 WHIP), who earned a no-decision in his last start against the Pirates. He didn't allow a run on six hits while striking out six and walking one in six innings.
The Mets went 5-2 in their seven-game homestand...The Mets have 112 homers on the road this season, which is tied with the Rays and Astros for most in the MLB...Jose Reyes is hitting .367 with five doulbes, three homers, and 10 RBI in his last 17 games. He is one extra-base hit away from tying Darryl Strawberry's 469 as a Met.