The Mets (72-70, 16.0 GB in NL East, 4.0 GB for second Wild Card) continue their 10-game homestand as they begin Monday's four-game series from Citi Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks (75-68, 17.0 GB in NL West, 1.5 GB for second Wild Card) at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets hit the reset button after they fell from last Friday through Sunday in their three-game home series against the Philadelphia Phillies, starting the homestand with a win before consecutive loss, including Sunday's 10-7 defeat. Despite dropping two out of three to the Phils, the Mets have won 12 of their last 17 series since the All-Star break as they climbed back into Wild Card contention.
|Jeff McNeil, 3B||Ketal Marte, CF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Josh Rojas, LF|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Eduardo Escobar, 3B|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Christian Walker, 1B|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Wilmer Flores, 2B|
|J.D. Davis, LF||Carson Kelly, C|
|Brandon Nimmo, CF||Nick Ahmed, SS|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Jarrod Dyson, RF|
|Jacob deGrom, RHP||Merrill Kelly, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (8-8, 2.76 ERA) enters on the heels of his no-decision result from last Tuesday's 11-10 loss at the Washington Nationals. Before the Mets fell apart, deGrom did enough to be in line for the win, scattering four runs on eight hits in 7.0 innings and striking out six while walking three against the Wild Card-leading Nats. DeGrom is 2-0 with a 1.74 ERA and 30 strikeouts to four walks in the past three outings vs. the Diamondbacks, including June 1's performance of one run on five hits and seven strikeouts against one walk over 6.2 innings.
Who is starting for the Diamondbacks?
RHP Merrill Kelly (10-13, 4.69 ERA) brings momentum after his start last Tuesday logged 7.0 scoreless innings with three hits and nine strikeouts to two walks as he led the Diamondbacks past the San Diego Padres for a 2-1 win in a pitchers' duel.
The Mets continue their four-game home series against the Diamondbacks with RHP Zack Wheeler (10-7, 4.33 ERA) against RHP Zac Gallen (3-4, 2.50 ERA) Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.