The Mets (68-78) and Red Sox (101-46) begin a three-game series at Fenway Park on Friday night at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets have won three straight games and are 36-30 since July 1 ... Since returning from the All-Star break, the Mets have scored 258 runs, which is third in the NL ... The Mets have hit 14 homers in seven games and 43 homers in 32 games ... The Mets' win in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday marked the first time the team hit back-to-back home runs to en a game.
|Mooke Betts, RF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Andrew Benintendi, LF||Jeff McNeil, 2B|
|Mitch Moreland, 1B||Michael Conforto, LF|
|J.D. Martinez, DH||Jay Bruce, 1B|
|Xander Bogaerts, SS||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Rafael Devers, 3B||Brandon Nimmo, RF|
|Ian Kinsler, 2B||Dominic Smith, DH|
|Jackie Bradley, CF||Austin Jackson, CF|
|Blake Swihart, C||Tomas Nido, C|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (3.44 ERA/2.70 FIP, 1.278 WHIP in 21 starts this season), who is looking to bounce back after he was hit by a liner his last time out. Syndergaard allowed four runs on 12 hits against the Phillies his last time out, but one stsart before that he limited the Giants to one run in a complete game.
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Who is starting for the Red Sox?
RHP William Cuevas (3.68 ERA/7.52 FIP, 1.636 WHIP in 7.1 innings), who has pitched twice for the Red Sox this month. He made his season debut for the Red Sox on July 3 when he allowed one run in two innings of relief, and has since pitched no more than 2 2/3 innings in a major league outing.
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More Game Notes
Michael Conforto has 11 home runs in 32 games and has hit 25 home runs in two straight seasons ... Brandon Nimmo ranks fourth in the NL with a .392 OBP ... Jeff McNeil is batting .335 since July 24, which is fifth in the majors ... His 54 hits in his first 48 games ranks only behind David Wright, Alex Ochoa, and Jose Reyes as the most hits in his first 48 games.