The Mets (32-34, 5.0 GB in NL East) take on the Yankees (41-24, T-1st in AL East) in the second game of a Tuesday's doubleheader at 7:05 p.m. on SNY.
Jeff McNeil had two more hits for the Mets in Tuesday's first game, including a three-run home run that gave the Mets a brief 4-1 lead. ... McNeil is now batting .337 on the season and leads the Mets with 64 hits. ... Wilmer Font bailed out the Mets' bullpen with 2.1 innings in Game 1, leaving the Mets with most of their options available out of the pen in Game 2.
|Jeff McNeil, 2B||DJ LeMahieu, 2B|
|J.D. Davis, LF||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Gary Sanchez, DH|
|Todd Frazier, DH||Gleyber Torres, SS|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Clint Frazier, RF|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Cameron Maybin, LF|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, 3B||Austin Romine, C|
|Carlos Gomez, CF||Brett Gardner, CF|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Jason Vargas (2-3, 3.57 ERA), who is coming off his best outing as a Met, a five-hit shutout against the Giants on June 5th. ... Vargas has been terrific over his last three starts, pitching 21.0 innings while allowing just two earned runs and striking out 17 hitters. ... opponents are hitting just .216 off of Vargas' in his last three appearances.
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP James Paxton (3-2, 3.11 ERA), who gave up four runs (three earned) in 4.2 innings against the Blue Jays his last time out. ... The lefty has made two starts since returning from the Injured List, going a combined 8.2 innings while allowing just three earned runs. ... Paxton has only one start against the Mets in his career, when he got the win after pitching six innings of shutout ball against them in 2017.
The Mets have an off day on Wednesday before starting a four-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Jacob deGrom (3-6, 3.45 ERA) goes for the Mets against RHP Jack Flaherty (4-3, 4.08 ERA) for the Cardinals.