The Mets (19-18) open a two-game series against the Blue Jays (21-20) on Tuesday night at Citi Field at 7:05 on SNY.
The Mets are 11-0 all-time against the Blue Jays in New York, sweeping all four previous series (1997, 1999, 2001, and 2015). ... The Mets went 7-13 against the American League in 2017. ... The Mets have hit eight HR in their last five games. ... The Mets are 5-1 after a scheduled off day this season.
|Curtis Granderson, LF||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Josh Donaldson, 3B||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Justin Smoak, 1B||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Teoscar Hernandez, RF||Wilmer Flores, 1B|
|Yangervis Solarte, 2B||Jay Bruce, RF|
|Kevin Pillar, CF||Devin Mesoraco, C|
|Russell Martin, C||Jose Reyes, 3B|
|Richard Urena, SS||Noah Syndergaard, RHP|
|Jaime Garcia, LHP||Amed Rosario, SS|
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (3.09 ERA/2.78 FIP, 1.20 WHIP in 46.2 innings over eight starts), who allowed two runs on six hits while walking four and striking out five in 6.0 innings on May 6 against the Rockies. Syndergaard was scheduled to pitch this past Saturday night against the Phillies and warmed up before the game was rained out. He was then pushed back to tonight.
Syndergaard is facing the Blue Jays -- the team that traded him to the Mets -- for the second time in his career. During his first start against them, on June 11, 2015, Syndergaard allowed one run in 6.0 innings while striking out a then-career-high 11 batters.
Who is starting tonight for the Blue Jays?
LHP Jaime Garcia (5.40 ERA/5.91 FIP, 1.57 WHIP in 35.0 innings over seven starts), who allowed one run on three hits while walking five and striking out three in 5.0 innings last Wednesday against the Mariners.
Garcia has allowed eight home runs this season.
More Mets notes...
The Mets will welcome back Blue Jays OF and former Met Curtis Granderson by showing a tribute video before the game. ... Asdrubal Cabrera is third in the NL and ninth in the majors with a .326 batting average. ... Jason Vargas, who was skipped in the rotation, pitched a simulated game on Tuesday.