The Mets (30-33, 6.0 GB in NL East) look to capture a series win against the Colorado Rockies (33-29, 9.0 GB in NL West) at Citi Field on Sunday at 1:10 p.m.
Michael Conforto has safely reached base in five straight games, with two homers, four runs scored, three RBI, three walks and a 1.028 OPS over that span. ... Todd Frazier is hitting .340 with two doubles, three homers, eight RBI, 11 runs scored and seven walks over his last 14 games, which includes six multi-hit efforts. ... The Mets are 12-3 over their last 15 home games. ... New York has not fared well in rubber games; they are 2-6 in such contests this season.
|Charlie Blackmon, RF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Trevor Story, SS||Michael Conforto, RF|
|David Dahl, LF||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Nolan Arenado, 3B||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Daniel Murphy, 1B||J.D. Davis, LF|
|Raimel Tapia, LF||Adeiny Hechavarría, 2B|
|Ryan McMahon, 2B||Carlos Gómez, CF|
|Chris Iannetta, C||Tomas Nido, C|
|Jeff Hoffman, RHP||Noah Syndergaard, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (3-4, 4.83 ERA), who is making his 100th career start Sunday. All three of his outings against the Rockies in his career have been quality starts. He allowed three earned runs on five hits and three walks plus four strikeouts during his most recent showing Tuesday against the Giants.
Who is starting for the Rockies?
RHP Jeff Hoffman (1-2, 7.29 ERA), who sports a much better FIP (4.86) than his ERA indicates. Homers caught up to him during his last start against the Cubs, in which he fanned seven over six innings but allowed five earned runs.
An abbreviated Subway Series begins tomorrow in the Bronx, with Jason Vargas and Masahiro Tanaka squaring off on the mound in the first matchup of a two-game set. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.