The Mets (63-81) play the second game of a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs (78-66) at Wrigley Field on Wednesday at 8:05 p.m. on SNY.
Who is starting today for the Mets?
RHP Matt Harvey (5.82 ERA/6.10 FIP, 1.50 WHIP ), who earned the win in his last start against the Reds. He allowed two runs on five hits while striking out one and walking one in five innings.
It was Harvey's first win since coming off the DL, and a much better start than his first game back against the Astros. He allowed seven runs in just two innings in that outing, and it appears he has settled down since then.
Who is starting today for the Cubs?
LHP Jon Lester (4.35 ERA/3.99 FIP, 1.30 WHIP), who has won back-to-back starts. His latest came against the Pirates where he allowed just one run on five hits while striking out five and walking four in six innings.
Lester had a bad August with a 7.85 ERA and .309 opponent batting average in 18.1 innings.
The Mets lead the National League this season with 207 home runs. This marks the first time in team history the club has smacked at least 200 seasons in consecutive seasons...Asdrubal Cabrera is 15-for-36 at the plate this month...Jose Reyes now has 508 career steals, which tied Ichiro Suzuki for the most among active players. Dominic Smith has collected four extra-base hits and eight RBIs over his last 11 games.