The Mets (29-38) will conclude their series with the Diamondbacks (39-31) at Chase Field on Sunday at 4:10 p.m.
The Mets are 29-34 on Father's day... Every team will wear blue ribbons and light blue caps as part of an effort to raise awareness for prostate cancer and to fund research for it. The Mets snapped a four-game skid on Saturday night with their 5-1 in over the D-Backs... The Mets are 16-17 on the road this season and 1-4 on their current road trip.
|Brandon Nimmo, LF||Jon Jay, RF|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B||Paul Goldschmidt, 1B|
|Michael Conforto, CF||Jake Lamb, 3B|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||David Peralta, LF|
|Jay Bruce, RF||Daniel Descalso, 2B|
|Dominic Smith, 1B||Ketel Marte, 2B|
|Kevin Plawecki, C||Alex Avila, C|
|Jose Reyes, SS||Jarrod Dyson, CF|
|Zack Wheeler RHP||Clay Buchholz, RHP|
Who is starting today for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (4.98 ERA/4.00 FIP, 1.442 WHIP in 68.2 innings over 12 starts), who struggled against the Braves his last time out. Wheeler allowed six runs on eight hits and 5 2/3 innings, which was his shortest outing since May 16.
Wheeler has made three career starts at Chase Field, where he has a 1.93 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 18 innings. He has had quality starts in each of his three starts at Chase Field.
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Who is starting today for the Diamondbacks?
RHP Clay Buchholz (3.21 ERA/3.94 FIP, 1.036 WHIP in 28 innings over five starts), who limited the Mets to one run on two hits in five innings of work on May 20 at Citi Field. Buchholz suffered his worst outing of the season his last time out, allowing five earned runs on seven hits in four innings against the Pirates on June 12.
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More Mets notes...
OF Michael Conforto tied a career-high with his fourth career game with four RBI on Saturday night. He has driven in five runs in his last three games... OF Brandon Nimmo has 15 extra-base hits in the last 23 games since May 23.
Anthony Swarzak struck out the side on Saturday night and now has at least one strikeout in all seven appearances this season... Mets minor league RHP Briam Campuso tossed six hitless innings for Single-A Brooklyn on Saturday night in the Cyclones' home opener against the Staten Island Yankees.