The Mets have lost two of their last three games, including last night, 4-2, to the Yankees.
They are back to being 10 games under .500, 11 losses back of the Wild Card, 17 games back in the NL East and on pace to win just 74 games this season.
The Mets play again at Yankee Stadium tonight at 7 pm. Jacob deGrom (13-5, 3.21 ERA) starts for Mets against Sonny Gray (6-7, 3.39 ERA), who the Yankees acquired from the A's at this year's non-waiver trade deadline.
The four-game series will move to Citi Field for match ups on Wednesday and Thursday.
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The Mets have saved more than $11 million on this year's payroll after trading Neil Walker, Lucas Duda, Addison Reed and Jay Bruce since the end of July.
Starting pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey continued their rehab as they look to return from the disabled list by the end of the season. Similaly, closer Jeurys Familia is will begin a rehab assignment tonight, three months after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot in his shoulder.
Curtis Granderson hit his fifth home run in his past 11 games, reportedly resulting in more teams having interest in trading for him before the end of the month.