Jacob deGrom gets the ball to start a quick two-game set against the Twins at Citi Field on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets have won seven straight games against the Twins, which goes all the way back to 2010. ...DeGrom is one of four pitches since 1893 to strike out 10 or more batters and not allow a run in each of his first two starts of the season. ...Pete Alonso is hitting .382 with six runs, six doubles, three homers, and 11 RBI so far this season. He hit his third homer on Sunday. ...Michael Conforto has homered in back-to-back games. ...Edwin Diaz has converted all four of his save attempts so far.
|Max Kepler, RF||Brandon Nimmo, CF|
|Jorge Polanco, SS||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Willians Astudillo, 1B||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Eddie Rosario, LF||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Mitch Garver, C||J.D. Davis, 3B|
|Marwin Gonzalez, 3B||Jeff McNeil, LF|
|Jonathan Schoop, 2B||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Byron Buxton, CF||Travis d'Arnaud, C|
|Kyle Gibson, RHP||Jacob deGrom, RHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom, who will aim to keep his consecutive start streak allowing three or fewer runs alive tonight. He also has a scoreless streak going, as he extended it to 26 innings against the Marlins last time out. The longest scoreless streak in Mets history belongs to knuckleballer R.A. Dickey at 32.2 innings.
DeGrom also tied Bob Gibson with his 26th consecutive quality start against Miami. And to top that all off, he set a new career-high in strikeouts with 14 as well.
Who is starting for the Twins?
RHP Kyle Gibson,who suprisingly got a win in his last start despite allowing six runs, five earned on eight hits (one homer) over 4.2 innings against the Royals.
The Mets face the Twins on Wednesday at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.
They will then head south to face a division rival in the Braves for a four-game series.