The Mets are back from their road trip in which they lost five of six games but hope to turn things back around at Citi Field on Friday when they host the Miami Marlins for a three-game homestand, starting at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets are certainly happy to see the Marlins. They have won five straight against Miami dating back to last season and are 11-8 against the NL East this season as they begin a stretch of 13 straight games against division opponents. .... Jeff McNeil has been a real bright spot for the Mets this season. His .356 batting average is second in the majors and .433 on-base percentage is fifth. He is tied for the second-most multi-hit games in the majors with 16. ... Pete Alonso provided ninth-inning heroics earlier this week and is hitting .538 (7-for-13) with seven runs, four home runs, eight RBI and two walks in the ninth this season.
|Curtis Granderson, LF||Jeff McNeil, LF|
|Martin Prado, 3B||J.D. Davis, 3B|
|Starlin Castro, 2B||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Neil Walker, 1B||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Brian Anderson, RF||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Jorge Alfaro, C||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Miguel Rojas, SS||Brandon Nimmo, CF|
|Rosell Herrera, CF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Pablo Lopez, P||Zack Wheeler, P|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (2-2, 4.64 ERA,) who is coming off another strong outing, tossing seven innings and allowing just two runs on six hits while striking out 10 and walking one but got a no-decision in an 18-inning loss to the Padres. Wheeler enters Friday with a 1.89 career ERA against the Marlins.
Who is starting for the Marlins?
RHP Pablo Lopez (2-4, 4.03 ERA), who tossed six shutout innings against the Atlanta Braves last time out and allowed just three hits while striking out six. Lopez has not allowed more than four runs in each of his seven starts this season.
Jacob deGrom gets the ball on Saturday while the Marlins will send RHP Sandy Alcantara to the mound as the Mets play the second game of a three-game set at 7:10 p.m.