The Mets (28-36) continue to look to salvage their season against the Diamondbacks (37-30) on Thursday in the desert at 9:40 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets are 1-10 in their last 11 games, New York has lost 15 of its last 18 games. ... The Mets have scored 10 runs in their last
86 innings, and have scored three runs or fewer in nine straight games. ... The Mets are 1-5 in Arizona over the last two years.
|Michael Conforto, CF||Jon Jay, RF|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Nick Ahmed, SS|
|Brandon Nimmo, RF||Paul Goldschmidt, 1B|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B||J.R. Murphy, C|
|Jose Bautista, LF||David Peralta, LF|
|Dominic Smith, 1B||Ketel Marte, 2B|
|Devin Mesoraco, C||Jake Lamb, 3B|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Chris Owings, CF|
|Jason Vargas, LHP||Matt Koch, RHP|
Who is starting today for the Mets?
LHP Jason Vargas (7.71 ERA/5.17 FIP, 1.75 WHIP in 30.1 innings over 7 starts), who gave up two runs in five innings on five hits with four strikeouts and a walk against the Orioles last time out.
Over his last four starts, Vargas is 2-1 with a 3.50 ERA. He has yet to pitch more than five innings in a game this season.
Who is starting today for the Diamondbacks?
RHP Matt Koch (4.20 ERA/5.50 FIP, 1.22 WHIP in 60.0 innings over ten starts), who gave up five runs in five innings on eight hits with two strikeouts and a walk against the Rockies in Coloardo last time out.
Koch has given up five or more runs in three of his last five starts and has a 4.32 ERA at home in seven starts this season.
More Mets notes...
Brandon Nimmo has reached base safely in 29 of his 36 starts and is fifth in the majors with a .406 on-base percentage. ... Todd Frazier has homered in two of his last four games and has nine go-ahead RBI this year, the most on the team. ... Robert Gsellman is tied for first among all major league relievers with five wins and has allowed four runs over his last 19 innings (1.89 ERA). ... The Mets have 18 homers in their last 18 games, but 14 have been solo blasts.
The Mets continue their series with the Diamondbacks through Sunday before flying to Colorado on Monday to face the Rockies.