The Mets (37-43, 10 GB in NL East, 4.5 GB in NL wild card) look to snap a three-game losing streak when they take on the Philadelphia Phillies (41-38, 5.5 GB in NL East, T-2nd in NL wild card) on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park on SNY.
The Mets' .370 winning percentage on the road this year is the worst among all National League teams and ranks third-worst in the majors. ... Mets rookie first baseman Pete Alonso is slashing .400/.531/.860 with six home runs and 15 RBIs over his last 14 games. ... Jeff McNeil is hitting .485/.500/.818 with two home runs and eight RBIs over his last eight games. He has had at least two hits in six of those games.
|Jeff McNeil, RF||Scott Kingery, CF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Jean Segura, SS|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Bryce Harper, LF|
|Michael Conforto, CF||Rhys Hoskins, 1B|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||J.T. Realmuto, C|
|Dominic Smith, LF||Jay Bruce, LF|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Cesar Hernandez, 2B|
|Tomas Nido, C||Maikel Franco, 3B|
|Jason Vargas, LHP||Nick Pivetta, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Jason Vargas (3-3, 3.75 ERA), who allowed four runs (two earned) in 4 2/3 innings in his last start against the Cubs. ... Since returning from the injured list, Vargas is 2-1 with a 2.27 ERA in six starts, holding opponents to a .214 batting average. ... When Vargas last faced the Phillies on April 24, he gave up one run and three hits in 4 2/3 innings, striking out four batters.
Who is starting for the Phillies?
RHP Nick Pivetta (4-2, 5.54 ERA), who has allowed 10 runs and 15 hits over his last two starts (12 innings). ... When the 26-year-old Pivetta faced the Mets on April 16, he allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings. ... Pivetta is 4-1 with a 5.85 ERA in six starts at Citizens Bank Park this year, while he is 0-1 with a 5.00 ERA in three road starts.
Zack Wheeler (6-5, 4.69 ERA) faces Aaron Nola (6-2, 4.55 ERA) in the series finale between the Mets and Phillies on Thursday at 1:05 p.m.