The Mets (65-77) and Marlins (56-86) kick off their four-game series on Tuesday night at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.
The Mets will wear first responder hats during batting practice and pre-game ceremonies to remember their bravery and sacrifice during the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Also, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. ...The Mets have won six of their last eight games and are 7-3 in their last 10. ...The Mets are 8-1-2 in its last 11 series.
|Rafael Ortega, RF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Starlin Castro, 2B||Jeff McNeil, 2B|
|J.T. Realmuto, C||Michael Conforto, LF|
|Brian Anderson, 3B||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Derek Dietrich, 1B||Brandon Nimmo, RF|
|Lewis Brinson, CF||Dominic Smith, 1B|
|Miguel Rojas, SS||Austin Jackson, CF|
|Austin Dean, LF||Kevin Plawecki, C|
|Jose Urena, RHP||Jacob deGrom, RHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (1.68 ERA/2.09 FIP, 0.96 WHIP in 188 innings), who has continued to shine down the stretch as he vies for a potential Cy Young award. DeGrom most recently limited the Dodgers to one run on two hits in six innings. During that start he allowed his first home run in a month after going five straight starts without allowing a run.
Last time deGrom saw the Marlins, he allowed three runs on six hits including a homer over six innings down in Miami.
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Who is starting for the Marlins?
RHP Jose Urena (4.41 ERA/4.13 FIP, 1.21 WHIP in 151 innings), who allowed one run on four hits while striking out seven and walking none over seven innings against the Phillies in his last outing.
Lately, Urena has been on, allowing six runs over his last three outings. He had a complete game against the Nationals on Aug. 19, where he allowed just one run in the win. The last time he saw the Mets, they hit him for four runs on eight hits at home.
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More Mets notes
Jeff McNeil has hit safely in 21 of his last 22 starts. ...Amed Rosario has a hit in 12 of his last 13 starts. ...Michael Conforto has homered in back-to-back games. He has never homered in three straight outings. ...deGrom has held opponents to three runs or less in 25 straight starts, which is tied for the longest single-season streak in MLB history.