The Mets (19-17) will conclude their series against the Phillies (22-16) at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Sunday at 1:35 p.m.
The Mets are 29-30 on Mother's Day, and have won four of their last five games on Mother's Day... players will wear pink jerseys and caps and can use pink bats... The Mets are 41-19 against the Phillies since the beginning of the 2015 season. The Mets are 12-7 in road games this season and are 11-7 in divisional games.
|Brandon Nimmo, CF||Cesar Hernandez, 2B|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B||Aaron Altherr, RF|
|Yoenis Cespedes, LF||Odubel Herrera, CF|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||Rhys Hoskins, LF|
|Wilmer Flores, 3B||Carlos Santana, 1B|
|Michael Conforto, CF||Maikel Franco, 3B|
|Devin Mesoraco, C||Scott Kingery, SS|
|Jacob deGrom, RHP||Jorge Alfaro, C|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Aaron Nola, RHP|
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (3-0, 1.87 ERA, 54 strikeouts), who is returning from a brief stint on the disabled list due to a hyperextended elbow. DeGrom has allowed no earned runs in any of his last three starts. DeGrom has not allowed a run in his last 18.1 innings of work dating back to April 21, which is the longest such streak in the majors. His 1.87 ERA is third in the National League. DeGrom's last start against the Phillies came in September of last season when he allowed nine runs in 3.2 innings and suffered his first career loss against Philadelphia.
Who is starting tonight for the Phillies?
RHP Aaron Nola (5-1, 2.05 ERA), who has not allowed more than three runs in any of his seven starts this season. Nola limited the Giants to one run on five hits in seven innings on May 8 and blanked the Marlins through 7.1 innings on May 2.
More Mets notes...
Yoenis Cespedes has hit 15 homers and 36 RBI in 39 career games against the Phillies... he has 10 home runs in 19 games at Citizens Bank Park, which is tied for the most he has hit in any visiting ballpark.
Michael Conforto has 10 homers and 27 RBI to go along with a .306 batting average in 32 games against the Phillies in his career. He has seven homers and 15 RBI at Citizens Bank Park. Asdrubal Cabrera has hit .389 with 10 homers and 29 RBI in 39 games against the Phillies since he joined the Mets in 2016. He is sixth in the NL with a .326 batting average.
Adrian Gonzalez, who is hitting .296 in the month of May, has hit 13 homers and 32 RBI in 37 games at Citizens Bank Park.
The Mets will have Monday off before beginning an eight-game homestand. The Mets will open a two-game series with the Blue Jays on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.