The Mets (51-55, 11.5 GB in NL East, 5 WCGB) take on the Chicago White Sox (46-58, 18.0 GB in AL Central, 13 WCGB) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday at 8:10 p.m. in the second game of a three-game series.
The Mets enter the game on a five-game winning streak, their longest of the season and have won seven of their last 10. ... Amed Rosario leads the National League with a .368 batting average in the month of July and has reached base safely in 17 of his last 18 games. ... The Mets bullpen continues to roll since the All-Star break as their 3.29 ERA is second-lowest in the NL since the Midsummer Classic. ... Pete Alonso (34), Michael Conforto (21), Todd Frazier (14), Jeff McNeil (11), Rosario (11), Dominic Smith (10), J.D. Davis (10) and Wilson Ramos (10), all have double-digit home run totals. As a team, the Mets (8) are tied with the Cubs and Phillies for the most players in the NL with double-digit homers this season.
|Jeff McNeil, RF||Leury Garcia, CF|
|Michael Conforto, CF||Ryan Goins, 3B|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Jose Abreu, 1B|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||AJ Reed, DH|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Eloy Jimenez, LF|
|J.D. Davis, LF||Jon Jay, RF|
|Todd Frazier, DH||Tim Anderson, SS|
|Amed Roasario, SS||James McCann, C|
|Adeiny, Hechavarria, 3B||Yolmer Sanchez, 2B|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (6-7 overall, 2.86 ERA) looks to continue his excellent season for the Mets, despite the lack of run support he's received. DeGrom has a 2.10 ERA in his last 12 starts but the Mets are only 4-8 in those games while deGrom is 3-2 in that same stretch. In his last start, deGrom fired seven shutout innings with nine strikeouts and extended his scoreless streak to 17 innings.
Who is starting for the White Sox?
RHP Lucas Giolito (11-5, 3.52) will look to turn around his second-half struggles against the Mets. In his last seven starts, Giolito has a 6.38 ERA and has allowed nine home runs in that time frame. In the eight games prior to that, Giolito had a 0.94 ERA. In his last outing on July 25, Giolito surrendered four home runs and seven total runs en route to a 10-3 White Sox loss to the Twins.
The Mets and White Sox wrap their three-game series on Thursday. Zack Wheeler (7-6, 4.71) faces Dylan Cease (1-3, 6.86).