The Mets (37-44, 11 GB in NL East, 5.5 GB in NL wild card) look to snap a four-game losing streak against the Philadelphia Phillies (42-38, 5.5 GB in NL East, T-2nd in NL wild card) on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park on SNY.
The Mets are struggling on the road, going 7-18 in their last 25 away games. ...The Mets and City of New York are honoring Tom Seaver by changing the address of Citi Field to 41 Seaver Way as well as renaming the street between Northern Blvd. and Rossevelt Ave. to Seaver Way. ...The Mets have hit multiple homers in seven straight games, which is the longest streak in franchise history. ...Dominic Smith has homered in three straight games for the first time in his career.
|Jeff McNeil, 2B||Scott Kingery, CF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Jean Segura, SS|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Bryce Harper, RF|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Rhys Hoskins, 1B|
|Dominic Smith, LF||Jay Bruce, LF|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Cesar Hernandez, 2B|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Maikel Franco, 3B|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Andrew Knapp, C|
|Zack Wheeler, RHP||Aaron Nola, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (4.69 ERA/1.30 WHIP), secured a win against the Cubs in his last start. He allowed just one run on five hits while striking out five and walking one over seven innings of work.
Hopefully this can be a good trend Wheeler can start, as his last outing was the first time since May 10 he allowed two runs or less.
Who is starting for the Phillies?
RHP Aaron Nola (4.55 ERA/1.45 WHIP), who took a loss to the Marlins despite dominating. He allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits while striking out 10 and walking one over eight innings.
The Mets return home for a weekend series against the NL East-leading Braves, starting Friday night at 7:10 p.m.