The Mets (38-47, 12.0 GB in NL East) renew their Subway Series rivalry with the Yankees (54-28, 6.5 GA in AL East) on Tuesday night at Citi Field, with first pitch set for 7:10 p.m.
The Mets snapped their season-worst seven-game losing streak with an 8-5 win over the Braves on Sunday night. ... The Mets went 3-3 against the Yankees in 2018 and have also split the first two games this season. ... The Mets have homered in 26 of their last 28 games, clubbing 48 total homers during that span.
|DJ LeMahieu, 3B||Jeff McNeil, RF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||JD Davis, LF|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Edwin Encarnacion, 1B||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Brett Gardner, LF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|James Paxton, LHP||Zack Wheeler, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (6-5, 4.51 ERA), who has gone at least six inning in each of his last three starts, though the Mets went just 1-2 in those games. ... Wheeler took a no-decision in the Met's 6-3 loss to the Phillies his last time out, allowing just one earned run in six innings. ... Historically, Wheeler has not had success against the Yankees, pitching to a 10.00 ERA including his start earlier this season when he allowed five earned runs (nine runs total) in 4.2 innings.
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP James Paxton (5-3, 4.34 ERA), who struggled against the Mets the last time he faced them earlier this season, allowing six runs over 2.2 innings, including a Pete Alonso three-run blast in the first inning. ... The lefty hasn't quite looked like himself since coming back from the IL on May 29, pitching to a 6.08 ERA in six starts since then.
The Mets and Yankees will wrap up their brief two-game set on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Jason Vargas (3-3, 3.66 ERA) will take the ball for the Mets, while the Yankees will activate Domingo German (9-2, 3.86 ERA) to make the start.