The Mets (21-19) continue their series with the Diamondbacks (25-19) on Saturday night at Citi Field at 7:10.
The Mets are 3-2 in their last five games and are 9-11 at home on the season. ... Steven Matz has allowed three runs or less in each of his seven starts this season, good for an ERA of 3.86. ... Jeurys Familia is tied for the fourth-most saves in the league with 12. ... Last night the Mets struck out 16 batters while allowing no walks, which is the fifth time in franchise history. ... Brandon Nimmo's .434 OBP is fourth-highest in the MLB.
|David Peralta, LF||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Nick Ahmed, SS||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Chris Owings, RF||Wilmer Flores, 1B|
|Paul Goldschmidt, 1B||Jay Bruce, RF|
|Ketel Marte, 2B||Devin Mesoraco, C|
|Deven Marrero, 3B||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Jarrod Dyson, CF||Jose Reyes, 3B|
|John Ryan Murphy, C||Steven Matz, LHP|
|Patrick Corbin, LHP||Amed Rosario, SS|
Who is starting today for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (3.85 ERA/5.50 FIP, 1.26 WHIP in 32.3 innings over seven starts), who allowed one run over 5.0 innings on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts in his last start against the Phillies. The Mets won 3-1 but he didn't factor into the decision.
Matz has lasted longer than five innings in just one start this season, when he went 6.0 innings while allowing one run in a loss against the Rockies on May 5.
Who is starting today for the Diamondbacks?
LHP Patrick Corbin (2.53 ERA/2.72 FIP, 0.86 WHIP in 57.0 innings over nine starts), who is coming off his worst start of the season last time out. He gave up four runs over six innings on six hits with eight strikeouts in a loss against the Brewers.
Corbin hasn't pitched fewer than five innings in any start this season and has thrown five quality starts.
More Mets notes...
Since May 1, Seth Lugo has no allowed a run in 11.0 innings with 13 strikeouts. ... Asdrubal Cabrera is 10th in the NL in batting average at .312. ... Michael Conforto had his second career four-hit game on Friday night. ... Jacob deGrom tied his career high in strikeouts on Friday night with 13. ...The first 25,000 fans in attendence on Saturday night will receive a Mr. Met as Han Solo bobblehead.
The Mets finish their series with the Diamondbacks on Sunday (Syndergaard vs. Buchholz) before traveling to Miami for a three-game set with the Marlins, starting Monday at 7:10 p.m.