The Mets (16-23) open a three-game series against the Angels (22-21) on Friday night at Citi Field. The Mets, who were off on Thursday, were swept in a three-game series by the Diamondbacks in Arizona earlier this week.
Terry Collins will manage his 1,012th game with the Mets tonight, tying Davey Johnson for the franchise record. ... The Mets have lost seven straight games -- their longest losing streak since dropping seven games in a row from June 17-24, 2015.
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
Right-hander Jacob deGrom, (4.07 ERA/3.39 FIP, 1.36 WHIP), who allowed four runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out seven in 6.0 innings against the Brewers last Sunday.
He has four double-digit strikeout games in his last six starts and is third in the majors with 67 strikeouts, trailing only Chris Sale (85) and Max Scherzer (70).
Who is starting tonight for the Angels?
Right-hander Ricky Nolasco (4.34 ERA/5.67 FIP, 1.29 WHIP), who allowed three runs on five hits while walking four and striking out four in 6.0 innings last Saturday against the Tigers.
He has allowed 13 homers in 45 2/3 innings (eight starts) this season.
Jose Reyes has 1,999 career hits. ... Michael Conforto is tied for 10th in the National League with 10 homers. ... Jerry Blevins has stranded a league-leading 19 inherited runners. ... Neil Walker is hitting .345 with seven doubles, one triple, and two homers in 15 games in May.