The Mets (53-55, 56 GB in NL East, 5.0 GB for second Wild Card) continue their weekend set with the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-61, 10.0 GB in NL Central) at PNC Park, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets have won five of their first six series since the All-Star break. ... Jeff McNeil will get a day off for the Mets, as Mickey Callaway said he's looking ahead to playing McNeil in both games of Monday's doubleheader. ... The Mets have pitched a shutout in each of their last three series, and haven't done so in four straight series since August 1974.
|Amed Rosario, SS||Adam Frazier, 2B|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Bryan Reynolds, LF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Starling Marte, CF|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Josh Bell, 1B|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Colin Moran, 3B|
|J.D. Davis, LF||Jose Osuna, RF|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Kevin Newman, SS|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Jacob Stallings, C|
|Marcus Stroman, RHP||Chris Archer, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Marcus Stroman (6-11, 2.96 ERA), who will me making his Mets' debut. ... Stroman pitched three consecutive quality starts with the Blue Jays prior to being traded. ... His most recent start came on July 24, when the right-hander threw seven innings of one-run ball, allowing just five hits while striking out six.
Who is starting for the Pirates?
RHP Chris Archer (3-8, 5.58 ERA), who allowed six runs in the first inning his last time out, facing the Mets on July 28. ... Archer did settle down in that game, but went just five innings, allowing those six runs (five earned) on five hits and four walks. ... The Pirates have lost Archer's last four starts and are just 7-12 overall in his 19 starts.
The Mets and Pirates will close out their three-game set on Sunday afternoon at 1:35 p.m. on SNY. Noah Syndergaard (7-5, 4.10 ERA) will face off against fellow righty Joe Musgrove (8-9, 4.23 ERA).