Jacob deGrom and the Mets begin a three-game series against Chris Paddack and the San Diego Padres on Monday at 10:10 p.m. at Petco Park on SNY.
The Mets have lost three games in a row and are 3-8 over their last 11 games. ... Pete Alonso is in the midst of a 4-for-23 slump since April 30 that has dropped his batting average from .304 to .280 and his OPS from 1.065 to .964. ... Over his last 10 games, Jeff McNeil is slashing .317/.391/.415 with non home runs and two RBIs.
|Jeff McNeil, LF||Greg Garcia, 2B|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Franmil Reyes, RF|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Manny Machado, SS|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Eric Hosmer, 1B|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Hunter Renfroe, LF|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Ty France, 3B|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, SS||Wil Myers, CF|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Austin Hedges, C|
|Jacob deGrom, RHP||Chris Paddack, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (2-3, 3.82 ERA), who threw seven scoreless in his last outing last Wednesday. ... Prior to that, the reigning Cy Young Award winner had given up 14 runs and 18 hits in 13 innings over a three-start span. ... In six career starts against the Padres, deGrom is 3-2 with a 1.66 ERA, having allowed nine runs (eight earned) in 43 1/3 innings.
Who is starting for the Padres?
RHP Chris Paddack (2-1, 1.91 ERA), who allowed two runs and four hits in six innings in his last start against the Braves last Tuesday. ... Paddack, a rookie who said he's "coming for" the April Rookie of the Month Alonso, has not allowed more than three runs in each of his six starts this season. ... Paddack has a 2.00 ERA at home and a 1.80 ERA on the road this season.
Noah Syndergaard (2-3, 5.02 ERA) will face Cal Quantrill (0-1, 3.18 ERA) in the second game of the three-game set on Tuesday at 10:10 p.m.