The Mets (76-71, 3.0 GB in Wild Card race) continue their three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers (96-53, 20.5 GA in NL West) on Saturday night at 7:10 p.m.
After being held out of Friday's starting lineup, Pete Alonso is back in the starting nine on Saturday, batting fourth. ... Mets starter Jacob deGrom leads the NL with a 2.20 ERA since May 22. ... The Mets have matched a franchise record with four players hitting at least 20 home runs. JD Davis currently stands at 19. ... Seth Lugo has given the Mets 13.0 straight scoreless inning out of the pen, dating back to August 17.
|Joc Pederson, RF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Max Muncy, 1B||J.D. Davis, LF|
|Matt Beaty, 3B||Jeff McNeil, RF|
|Cody Bellinger, CF||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Corey Seager, SS||Wilson Ramos, C|
|A.J. Pollock, LF||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Gavin Lux, 2B||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Russell Martin, C||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP||Jacob deGrom, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (9-8, 2.70 ERA), who has been in a groove during his last 12 starts. ... The right-hander has put himself in the thick of the Cy Young race, going 5-1 with a 1.91 ERA and holding hitters to a .187 batting average since the start of July. ... In his most recent outing, deGrom allowing just one earned run on three hits over seven innings of work against Arizona. He struck out 11 hitters in that game, while walking just one.
Who is starting for the Dodgers?
LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5, 2.45 ERA), whose start was skipped the last time through the rotation, as the Dodgers look to limit his innings heading into the postseason, and also get him back on track. ... Ryu was a clear Cy Young favorite earlier this season, starting the All-Star Game for the NL, but he's struggled of late, posting a 9.95 ERA over his last four starts.
The Mets and Dodgers round out their series on Sunday Night Baseball. Zack Wheeler (11-7, 4.21 ERA) will face off against Walker Buehler (13-3, 3.14 ERA) at Citi Field, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m.