The Mets (20-22, 3.5 GB in NL East) begin a new series this weekend against the Marlins (10-31, 13 GB) on Friday at Marlins Park at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets fell two games under .500 after dropping the rubber game against the Nationals on Thursday afternoon. ...A few roster moves were made before the start of this series, as Keon Broxton was DFA'd, Carlos Gomez and Paul Sewald were promoted from Triple-A, and Michael Conforto officially hit the IL with a concussion. ...The Mets are 14-10 against the NL East this season. New York has won seven straight against Miami.
|Brandon Nimmo, LF||Jon Berti, CF|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Garrett Cooper, RF|
|Robinson Canó, 2B||Brian Anderson, 3B|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Neil Walker, 1B|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Starlin Castro, 2B|
|Carlos Gomez, RF||Jorge Alfaro, C|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Harold Ramirez, LF|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Miguel Rojas, SS|
|Jacob deGrom, RHP||Trevor Richards, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (3.26 ERA/1.11 WHIP), who is facing the Marlins for the second straight start. He dominated them last time around, allowing just one run on five hits while striking out eight and walking one over seven innings.
DeGrom has faced the Marlins more than any team in his career (this will be No. 19), and even his start back on April 3 was a gem. He didn't allow a run this time on just three hits, and he belted his first career homer in Miami as well.
Who is starting for the Marlins?
RHP Trevor Richards (4.46 ERA/1.37 WHIP), who took a loss in his last start against the Cubs. He allowed four runs on seven hits while striking out six and walking two over five innings.
The Mets and Marlins continue their series on Saturday at 4:10 p.m.