The Mets (20-19) begin a three-game homestand with the Diamondbacks (25-`8) on Friday night at Citi Field at 7:10 on SNY.
The Mets are an even 2-2 in their last four games....Juan Lagares will likely miss the remainder of the season due to a tear in his right big toe. He is set for surgery next week. Lagares was hitting .339/.275/.390 before the injury. ...The Mets have blasted 10 home runs in their last seven games.
|David Peralta, LF||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Steven Souza Jr., RF||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Jake Lamb, 3B||Wilmer Flores, 3B|
|Paul Goldschmidt, 1B||Jay Bruce, RF|
|Daniel Descalso, 2B||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Ketel Marte, SS||Adrian Gonzalez, 1B|
|Alex Avila, C||Devin Mesoraco, C|
|Jarrod Dyson, CF||Jacob deGrom, RHP|
|Zack Godley, RHP||Amed Rosario, SS|
Who is starting today for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (1.83 ERA/2.22 FIP, 1.04 WHIP in 44.1 innings over eight starts), who was pulled after a 45-pitch first inning against the Phillies in his last outing. DeGrom had to wait an hour due to inclement weather before he took the mound. In his outing before the one-inning start, deGrom suffered a hyperextended elbow on a swing at the plate.
Before his injury, deGrom had gone three straight starts with at least seven innings pitched. He also holds the second-longest active streak of 19.1 scoreless innings pitched.
Tonight, he will look to go 4-0 for the first time in his career.
Who is starting today for the Diamondbacks?
RHP Zack Godley (4.08 ERA/4.20 FIP, 1.42 WHIP in 46.1 innings over eight starts), who took a no-decision in his last outing against the Nationals. He allowed four runs on seven hits, including three homers. He also struck out six and walked one over 6.1 innings.
Godley has struggled on the road this season, as he owns a 5.40 ERA in away starts compared to a 2.92 ERA at his home Chase Field. He has also had trouble walking players on the road with 13 compared to six at home this season.
More Mets notes...
Asdrubal Cabrera is fifth in the NL with a .320 batting average this season. He is also ranked 10th in slugging percentage (.540). ...Brandon Nimmo has a .443 OBP, which is the second-best mark in the MLB. ...Jerry Blevins and his wife welcomed their first child, his son Ellis on May 14. ...Amed Rosario is hitting .344 with three doubles and four RBI in his last 10 games.