Steven Matz and the Mets (13-13, 1.5 games behind Phillies in NL East) will look to salvage the final game of their three-game set Sunday at Citi Field against the Brewers (15-13, 2 games behind Cardinals in NL Central) at 1:10 p.m.
With his ninth home run of the season, rookie Pete Alonso has tied the Mets' home-run record for most in April. ... Jeff McNeil collected his 12th multi-hit game of the year Saturday. ... Brandon Nimmo is batting .333 with three home runs, seven RBI, four doubles, seven walks and a 1.012 OPS over his last 16 games. ... Michael Conforto is not in the starting lineup for the first time this season.
|Lorenzo Cain, CF||Jeff McNeil, LF|
|Christian Yelich, RF||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Ryan Braun, LF||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Jesus Aguilar, 1B||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Mike Moustakas, 3B||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Hernan Perez, 2B||Brandon Nimmo, CF|
|Manny Pina, C||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Orlando Arcia, SS||Keon Broxton, RF|
|Gio Gonzalez, LHP||Zack Wheeler, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Brewers?
LHP Gio Gonzalez is making his 2019 debut. After a slow offseason for the veteran lefty, who is quite familiar with facing the Mets following his tenure with the Nationals, he signed a Minor League deal with the Yankees. He opted out of that contract last week when no rotation spot in the Majors opened up for him.
In three starts for Triple-A Scranton/Wilke-Barre, Gonzalez allowed 10 earned runs over 15 frames. In 17 career starts at Citi Field, he owns a 1.75 ERA.
Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz. Had it not been for that disastrous outing in Philadelphia, in which he gave up eight earned runs in the first inning, Matz would easily have the case for most consistent Mets starter thus far. Plus, he'd be 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA.
The Mets will host the Reds on Monday to begin a four-game series. RHP Zack Wheeler will look to keep rolling, while Cincinnati will start RHP Tanner Roark.