The Mets begin a three-game series against the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday at 8:10 p.m. at Dodger Stadium.
Over his last nine games, Brandon Nimmo is slashing .469/.553/.813 with one home run, five RBIs and seven extra-base hits. ... Mets starting pitchers have registered a 3.25 ERA in the second half, which ranks sixth in the majors. The Dodgers, however, lead the majors as their rotation has a 2.81 ERA since the All-Star break.
|Amed Rosario, SS||Joc Pederson, LF|
|Austin Jacksom, CF||Justin Turner, 3B|
|Wilmer Flores, 1B||Manny Machado, SS|
|Michael Conforto, LF||Max Muncy, 2B|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Alex Verdugo, CF|
|Jay Bruce, RF||Cody Bellinger, 1B|
|Devin Mesoraco, C||Yasmani Grandal, C|
|Jeff McNeil, 2B||Yasiel Puig, RF|
|Jacob deGrom, RHP||Alex Wood, LHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (8-8, 1.68 ERA), who leads the majors in ERA. ... DeGrom has thrown at least eight innings in six of his last 10 starts. ... He is coming off an eight-inning, 10-strikeout no-decision against the Cubs. ... DeGrom has struck out at least 10 batters in four of his last five outings.
Who is starting for the Dodgers?
LHP Alex Wood (8-6, 3.42 ERA), who threw seven scoreless innings against the Texas Rangers in his last outing. ... Wood is 7-1 with a 2.43 ERA over his last 12 starts dating back to June 16. ... When he faced the Mets on June 22, he struck out seven batters and allowed two runs and six hits in six innings.
More Mets notes
After starting his MLB career with a .340 batting average, Jeff McNeil is 4-for-18 with no home runs and two RBIs over his last six games (four starts). ... Since August, Robert Gsellman has a 1.42 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings.