The Mets (22-19) will go for the sweep against the Diamondbacks (25-20) on Saturday afternoon at Citi Field at 1:10 p.m.
The Mets have won four of their last six games and have won back-to-back games for the first time since a nine-game winning streak from April 3-13. The Mets are seeking their third sweep of the season and their first sweep of the D-Backs since July 10-12, 2015.
After Saturday night's victory, the Mets now have rallied to win 13 times, which is the third-most behind the Phillies (17) and Red Sox (15). The Mets have won six games when trailing after the seventh inning. Saturday night's win was the team's second-walk of the season.
|David Peralta, LF||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Chris Owings, RF||Jay Bruce, RF|
|Jake Lamb, 3B||Wilmer Flores, 3B|
|Paul Goldschmidt, 1B||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Daniel Descalso, 2B||Adrian Gonzalez, 1B|
|Jarrod Dyson, CF||Luis Guillorme, 2B|
|Nick Ahmed, 1B||Tomas Nido, C|
|Jeff Mathis, C||Noah Syndergaard, RHP|
|Clay Buchholz, LHP||Amed Rosario, SS|
Who is starting today for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (3-1, 3.14 ERA), who will make his National League-leading 10th start of the season. Syndergaard is making his fourth career start against the Diamondbacks and has not allowed more than three runs in his last three starts against Arizona.
In his last start, Syndergaard helped himself with an RBI double and a sacrifice fly while limiting the Blue Jays to two runs on five hits in five innings of work. He has limited his opponents to three runs or fewer in eight consecutive starts after giving up four runs on opening day.
Who is starting today for the Diamondbacks?
Clay Buchholz, who is making his MLB season debut after making five minor league starts this season. The veteran right-hander went 1-1 with a 2.93 ERA in five starts between Double-A and Triple-A this season.
Buchholz last pitched in the majors in 2017 when he struggled in two starts with the Phillies. He allowed 10 runs on 16 hits in 7.1 innings of work.
More Mets notes...
Asdrubal Cabrera is eighth in the NL with a .316 batting average and sixth in the NL with 13 doubles this season for the Mets. Cabrera is hitting .317 with nine doubles and three homers in his last 26 games. Brandon Nimmo has a .443 on-base percentage, which is third-highest in ths majors. During his 14 starts this season, Nimmo is hitting .280 with 12 runs scored and 11 walks.
The Mets will wrap up their homestand with a three-game series against the Marlins beginning on Monday night at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.
Elieser Hernandez (0-0, 2.25 ERA, 3 strikeouts) will make his second major league start after allowing just one run in five innings against the Dodgers in his first start. Zack Wheeler (2-3, 5.92 ERA, 38 strikeouts) will pitch for the Mets as he looks to get back on track after giving up 15 runs in his last three outings. Wheeler turned in a stellar outing against the Marlins earlier this season when he limited Miami to one run in seven innings on April 11.