The Mets (44-50) play the second game of a three-game series against the Athletics (43-53) on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field on WPIX.
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (4.98 ERA/4.82 FIP, 1.55 WHIP), who has lost back-to-back starts. His last came against the Cardinals where he allowed four runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings.
Though he has lost his last two starts, Wheeler has improved drastically in July. He is 6-2 with a 3.60 ERA after posting a 9.53 ERA in June.
Who is starting tonight for the Athletics?
LHP Sean Manaea (3.68 ERA/3.46 FIP, 1.21 WHIP), who earned the win in his last start against the Indians. He allowed two runs on five hits while striking out eight and walking three in 7.0 innings.
Manaea is having a good July posting a 2.95 ERA and .247 opponent batting average in three starts.
Michael Conforto earned his third career regular season multi-homer game after hitting two last night...Jose Reyes is hitting .362 with seven doubles, one triple and three homers in his last 19 games...T.J. Rivera is hitting .327 with two doubles, three homers, and 10 RBI this month.