The Mets will look to shake off Saturday's heartbreaking, extra-inning loss and salvage a series victory against the D-backs at 4:10 p.m. on SNY.
Following Saturday's loss, the Mets are 4-16 in their last 20 games on the road. They are also 1-5 in rubber games. ... Michael Conforto is batting .286 with four homers, 11 RBI, 10 runs, three doubles and eight walks with a 1.066 OPS over his last 12 games. ... Adeiny Hechavarría is batting .300 over his last 11 contests. ... The Mets' bullpen struggles have manifested during the road trip. The unit has allowed 20 earned runs in 15 frames. ... Todd Frazier is 12-for-33 two doubles and two homers with five RBI over his last eight games, which include five multi-hit efforts. ... Dom Smith was initially slotted to play left field and bat second, but a sore right thumb led to him being scratched and Aaron Altherr taking his spot in left and hitting eighth.
|Amed Rosario, SS||Ketel Marte, CF|
|J.D. Davis, 3B||Tim Locastro, LF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Eduardo Escobar, 3B|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Adam Jones, RF|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Christian Walker, 1B|
|Carlos Gómez, CF||Ildemaro Vargas, 2B|
|Adeiny Hechavarría, 2B||Nick Ahmed, SS|
|Aaron Altherr, LF||Carson Kelly, C|
|Steven Matz, LHP||Merrill Kelly, P|
Watch the Mets all season long on fuboTV - Try for free!
Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (4-3, 3.55 ERA), who has emerged as the Mets' most consistent starter this season and will look to keep it going against the D-backs. Matz is 3-2 with a 2.88 ERA over his last six starts. Over his last two starts, Matz has fanned 13 batters in a pair of six-inning outings.
Who is starting for the Diamondbacks?
RHP Merrill Kelly (4-6, 4.83 ERA), who is making the 12th start of his Major League career and first against the Mets. He's been on the losing side of his last two starts, but pitched to a 4.21 ERA during his previous nine starts.
The Mets have are off Monday following their cross-country flight back to New York before a six-game homestand against the Giants and Rockies. Tuesday's matchup will be a rematch of the 2016 NL Wild Card Game with Noah Syndergaard facing Madison Bumgarner.