The Mets (38-54) continue their series with division-rival Nationals (47-47) on Saturday at Citi Field at 4:10 p.m.
The Mets have had 49 players appear in at least one game this year. Only three other teams have used so many players before the All-Star break in one season. ... Mets relievers have allowed four runs in their last 21.1 innings (1.69 ERA). ... Jason Vargas will make a rehab start today for Brooklyn (A).
|Adam Eaton, RF||Brandon Nimmo, CF|
|Juan Soto, LF||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Anthony Rendon, 3B||Jose Bautista, RF|
|Bryce Harper, CF||Michael Conforto, LF|
|Matt Adams, 1B||Wilmer Flores, 1B|
|Daniel Murphy, 2B||Kevin Plawecki, C|
|Trea Turner, SS||Jose Reyes, 3B|
|Spencer Kieboom, C||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Austin Voth, RHP||Zack Wheeler, RHP|
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (4.42 ERA/3.72 FIP, 1.34 WHIP in 17 starts), who gave up three runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings pitched against the Phillies in his last start.
Wheeler's short start snapped a three-start streak of pitching six innings or more.
Who is starting tonight for the Nationals?
RHP Austin Voth (3.55 ERA, 1.20 WHIP in Triple-A), who is making his MLB debut with the Nationals against the Mets.
More Mets Notes...
Jose Bautista is one home run shy of 339 for his career, which would tie him for 99th place on major league baseball's all-time home run list. ... Wilmer Flores Is hitting .302 (13-43) in July and has 16 RBI in his last 24 games. ... Asdrubal Cabrera has 52 RBI this season, the most prior to the All-Star break in his career.