The Mets (32-33, 5.0 GB in NL East) take on the Yankees (40-24, T-1st in AL East) in the first game of a two-game Subway Series on Monday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
Mets rookie first baseman Pete Alonso ranks second in the majors with 21 home runs, trailing only the Brewers' Christian Yelich. ... Todd Frazier is slashing .352/.435/.630 with four home runs and 12 RBI over his last 15 games, raising his batting average .060 points and his OPS .195 points. ... Mets relievers have an 8.05 ERA in the month of June, which ranks the worst in the majors. The Yankees' bullpen, meanwhile, ranks 28th in June with a 6.59 ERA.
|Jeff McNeil, 2B||DJ LeMahieu, 3B|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Pete Alonso, DH||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Dominic Smith, 1B||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|J.D. Davis, LF||Clint Frazier, DH|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Cameron Maybin, RF|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Brett Gardner, LF|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Jason Vargas (2-3, 3.57 ERA), who has dominated on the mound in his last two starts. ... Vargas is coming off a five-hit shutout of the San Francisco Giants last Wednesday. In three starts since returning from the injured list, Vargas is 1-1 with a 0.86 ERA, having struck out 17 batters in 21 innings. ... Vargas is 1-2 with a 4.87 ERA in five road starts, while he is 1-1 with a 2.52 ERA in five games (four starts) at Citi Field this season.
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (3-5, 3.42 ERA), who has struggled recently. The 30-year-old Tanaka is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA in his last two starts, allowing nine runs (eight earned) and 15 hits in 12 innings. ... Tanaka, who makes his return from the paternity list, is 2-2 with a 3.02 ERA in seven starts at Yankee Stadium, while he is 1-3 with a 3.89 ERA on the road this year. ... In four career starts against the Mets, Tanaka is 1-2 with a 3.08 ERA.
The teams are set to play the second game of the Subway Series at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.
Zack Wheeler (5-3, 4.61 ERA) will pitch for the Mets, while James Paxton (3-2, 3.11 ERA) will take the mound for the Yankees.