The Mets (20-18) complete a two-game series against the Blue Jays (21-21) in a Wednesday matinee at Citi Field at 1:10 on SNY.
The Mets are 12-0 all-time against the Blue Jays in New York, sweeping all four previous series (1997, 1999, 2001, and 2015). ...The Mets have nine homers in their last six games. ...The Mets have the sixth-lowest ERA at 3.02 during day games this season. They also own a .340 on-base percentage.
|Curtis Granderson, LF||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Josh Donaldson, 3B||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Justin Smoak, 1B||Wilmer Flores, 1B|
|Teoscar Hernandez, RF||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Yangervis Solarte, 2B||Phillip Evans, LF|
|Kevin Pillar, CF||Luis Guillorme, 3B|
|Luke Maile, C||Jose Lobaton, C|
|Gio Urshela SS||Zack Wheeler, RHP|
|J.A. Happ, LHP||Amed Rosario, SS|
Who is starting today for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (5.03 ERA/4.18 FIP, 1.44 WHIP in 34.0 innings over six starts), who took a no-decision despite a stellar performance in his last start against the Reds. He allowed just one run on four hits while striking out seven and walking three in 6.0 innings.
Through his first six starts of the season, Wheeler owns a 8.2 K/9 ratio (31 strikeouts on the season). Wheeler's last start at home wasn't what he had hoped for, after giving up eight earned runs on 10 hits including two homers to the Rockies. He owns an 8.25 ERA in two starts at home this season.
This will be Wheeler's first start against the Blue Jays in his career.
Who is starting today for the Blue Jays?
LHP J.A. Happ (4.80 ERA/4.33 FIP, 1.27 WHIP in 45.0 innings over eight starts), who has lost back-to-back starts. His latest came against the Mariners, where he allowed seven earned runs on 10 hits, including two big flies. He struck out three and walked two as well.
Happ only has 11.2 innings pitched on the road so far this season, but he does own a 3.09 ERA in those two starts.
More Mets notes...
Asdrubal Cabrera is ranked third in the NL with a .327 batting average. Over his last 23 games, he is hitting .333 with three homers, nine doubles and 19 RBI. ...Juan Lagares notched a career-tying four hits and three RBI in last night's victory. He is hitting .333 against lefties so far this season. ...Over his last nine games, Amed Rosario is hitting .379 with three doubles and four RBI.