The Mets open a three-game series at Citi Field against the San Diego Padres on Monday at 7:10 p.m.
The Mets' 4.74 bullpen ERA ranks fifth-worst in the majors. ... New York is hitting a league-worst .208 in the month of July. ... Since May 31, the Mets are 13-30.
|Travis Jankowski, RF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Caflos Asuaje, 2B||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Wil Myers, LF||Wilmer Flores, 1B|
|Eric Hosmer, 1B||Jose Bautista, RF|
|Christian Villanueva, 3B||Michael Conforto, LF|
|Freddy Galvis, SS||Devin Mesoraco, C|
|Manuel Margot, CF||Brandon Nimmo, CF|
|Austin Hedges, C||Jose Reyes, 3B|
|Joey Lucchesi, LHP||Jacob deGrom, RHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (5-4, 1.68 ERA), who is the only starting pitcher in the majors with an ERA under 2.00. ... Over his last two starts, deGrom has a 0.56 ERA and 15 strikeouts. ... DeGrpm has thrown a quality start in each of his last 11 outings, going 2-4 with a 1.59 ERA.
Who is starting for the Padres?
LHP Joey Lucchesi (4-5, 3.34 ERA), who is 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA in his last two starts. ... When he faced the Mets in April, he allowed two runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings. ... In four starts away from Petco Park, Lucchesi is 1-2 with a 2.66 ERA.
More Mets notes
As well as deGrom has pitched this season, the Mets are 8-11 when he starts. ... The Mets are 20-18 when Yoenis Cespedes is in the lineup but are 20-38 in his absence. ... Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .314 with six home runs and 17 RBIs since June 17.