The Mets (31-42) look to bounce back from Friday night's loss to the visiting Dodgers (39-35) on Saturday night at Citi Field at 7:15 p.m.
The Mets have lost 11 of their last 12 home games and are 13-22 at home this year. ... The Mets are 6-21 in their last 27 games. ... The Mets have scored four or fewer runs in 14 consecutive home games dating to May 20. ... The Mets have lost 10 straight games to the Dodgers dating to May 28, 2016.
|Joc Pederson, LF||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Max Muncy, 1B||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Justin Turner, 3B||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Cody Bellinger, CF||Wilmer Flores, 1B|
|Yasiel Puig, RF||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Yasmani Grandal, C||Jose Bautista, RF|
|Enrique Hernandez, SS||Devin Mesoraco, C|
|Chase Utley, 2B||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Clayton Kershaw LHP||Jacob deGrom, RHP|
Who is starting today for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (1.51 ERA/1.98 FIP, 0.99 WHIP in 95.1 innings over 15 starts), who earned a win against the Rockies in Colorado last time out. He gave up one earned run on five hits over eight innings with seven strikeouts and a walk.
DeGrom has thrown seven consecutive quality starts and has seen his ERA stay under 2 since May 2.
Who is starting today for the Dodgers?
LHP Klayton Kershaw (2.76 ERA/3.47 FIP, 1.12 WHIP in 49 innings over eight starts), who is returning from the DL against the Mets. His last start came on May 31 when he gave up one run on four hits over five innings with five strikeouts.
Kershaw made two starts in May: the first and last day of the month between DL stints.
More Mets notes
DeGrom has allowed one earned run or less in 10 of his last 11 starts. ... Amed Rosario has a career-high eight-game hitting streak. ... Jose Bautista has a .438 OBP since joining the Mets. ... Michael Conforto has three doubles, two homers, seven walks and seven RBI in his last 10 games.
The Mets finish their series with the Dodgers (Vargas vs. Maeda) before welcoming the Pirates to Citi Field for a three-game set starting Monday.