The Mets (49-55, 12.5 GB in NL East) host the Pittsburgh Pirates (46-58, 10 GB in NL Central) on Sunday, looking for the weekend sweep.
The Mets are looking for their first sweep of the Pirates at home since 2010 and J.D. Davis is a big reason why, as he doubled and had a home run during Saturday's 3-0 win. Since June 4, Davis is hitting at a .413 average and .375/.438/.650 at home this season. ... Along with Davis, Michael Conforto smashed a solo homer into the upper deck on Saturday, the 95th of his career, which puts him in a tie for 15th place on the team's all-time home run list with Curtis Granderson and Bobby Bonilla. ... The Mets bullpen has a 2.83 ERA since the All-Star break, the lowest in the National League.
|Kevin Newman, SS||Jeff McNeil, RF|
|Bryan Reynolds, RF||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Starling Marte, CF||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Jose Osuna, 1B||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Melky Cabrera, LF||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Adam Frazier, 2B||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Jung Ho Kang, 3B||JD Davis, LF|
|Jacob Stallings, C||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Chris Archer, RHP||Jason Vargas, LHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Jason Vargas wraps up the series for the Mets. Vargas (5-5 overall, 3.96 ERA) has dominated opponents at Citi Field this season, as his home ERA sits at 1.83. In 14 of 15 outings since April 19, Vargas has allowed three runs or fewer.
Who is starting for the Pirates?
The Mets will face the Pirates' Chris Archer. Archer (3-7, 5.40) is free off a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, where he allowed two home runs. He's allowed an NL worst 24 home runs this season.
The Mets have Monday off and then one final game before Wednesday's 4 p.m. trade deadline on Tuesday as they head to Chicago to face the White Sox. Noah Syndergaard (7-5, 4.33) is slated to start for the Mets against Reynaldo Lopez (5-59, 5.52).