The Mets (19-25) will finish their three-game series against the Padres (17-31) on Thursday night at Citi Field. The series is split as the Padres won last night, 6-5, thanks to a go-ahead homer in the eighth by Hunter Renfroe.
Michael Conforto has reached base safely in eight of his 10 plate appearance this series which includes two home runs. This month, he leads the NL in slugging percentage (.750), extra-base hits (15), and is tied for most runs scored (24).
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
Right-hander Rafael Montero, (8.10 ERA/5.38 FIP, 2.52 WHIP), who is filling in for Jacob deGrom. With the threat of inclement weather, the Mets pushed deGrom's start back to Friday.
Who is starting tonight for the Padres?
Right-hander Dinelson Lamet (Triple-A: 3.23 ERA/3.40 FIP, 1.50 WHIP), who will be making his major league debut tonight. In eight starts, the 10th-ranked prospect of the Padres has 50 strikeouts in 39 innings in Triple-A El Paso.
Lamet has spent three years in the Padres farm system since the team signed him out of the Dominican Republic for $100,000 in June 2014.
The Mets have won three straight home series entering tonight's game. They also rank thrid in the majors with 121 runs scored in May.
Asdrubal Cabrera, who was activated from the DL prior to Thursday's game, played all seven innings at shortstop for Double-A Binghamton in the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday...Wilmer Flores has had three mutli-hit games in his last four starts after going 2-for-4 with three RBI last night.