The Mets (48-66) will play the rubber game of a three-game series with the Marlins (48-70) on Sunday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. on WPIX.
The Mets' walk-off loss on Saturday night marked the eighth time they have lost via walk-off this season, which is the second-most in the majors. The Mets have the seventh-best road on-base percentage (.329) this season... The Mets haven't hit a home run in four straight games, which is their longest drought since July 19-24, 2015.
|Amed Rosario, SS||Rafael Ortega, LF|
|Austin Jackson, CF||Miguel Rojas, SS|
|Wilmer Flores, 1B||Starlin Castro, 2B|
|Michael Conforto, LF||Brian Anderson, RF|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Derek Dietrich, 1B|
|Jose Bautista, RF||Martin Prado, 3B|
|Kevin Plawecki, C||Bryan Holaday, C|
|Jose Reyes, 2B||Magneuris Sierra, CF|
|Noah Syndergaard, RHP||Wei-Yin Chen, RHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (3.17 ERA/2.71 FIP, 1.216 WHIP in 88 IP), who has a 1.62 ERA in six starts against the Marlins in his career and has a 1.80 ERA at Marlins Park. He is 15th in the NL with a 3.17 ERA and fifth with a 0.61 home run rate per nine innings.
Who is starting for the Marlins?
LHP Wei-Yin Chen (5.48 ERA/4.97 FIP and 1.432 WHIP in 88.2 IP), who threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Cardinals his last time out. He has been much more comfortable at home this season, where he has a 1.94 ERA, opposed to a 10.27 ERA on the road.
More Mets notes
Michael Conforto has 64 walks, which is ninth in the NL... he also has reached base safely in 25 consecutive road games ... Austin Jackson has three hits in each of his last three starts ... Brandon Nimmo has a .371 on-base percentage, which is 11th in the majors... The Mets' bullpen has a 1.65 ERA in August, which is the fourth-best in the majors for the month.
The Mets will play one game against the Yankees on Monday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.