The Mets (46-65) wrap up their series with the Reds (50-64) in a Wednesday matinee at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.
The Mets are 20-6 in their last 26 games against the Reds, which dates back to 2014. ...Last night, the Mets were held to one run which is the 25th time they have had one run or less this season. That's the second-most in the majors. ...The Mets are 9-11 in their last 20 home games. ...The Mets are ranked 10th in the major with 388 walks this season.
|Jose Peraza, SS||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Phillip Ervin, LF||Jeff McNeil, 2B|
|Scooter Gennett, 2B||Wilmer Flores, 1B|
|Eugenio Suarez, 3B||Michael Conforto, LF|
|Mason Williams, RF||Jose Bautista, 3B|
|Curt Casail, C||Brandon Nimmo, RF|
|Brandon Dixon, 1B||Austin Jackson, CF|
|Robert Stephenson, RHP||Devin Mesoraco, C|
|Billy Hamilton, CF||Jacob deGrom, RHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (1.85 ERA/2.27 FIP, 0.97 WHIP in 146.1 innings), who took another loss despite anoter great outing. He started two runs on six hits while striking out nine and walking one over eight innings.
DeGrom's bad luck continues as he has three straight losses despite going at least seven innings in each start. In fact, deGrom has tossed at least seven in his last five starts.
At home this season, deGrom owns an oustanding 1.71 ERA.
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Who is starting for the Reds?
RHP Robert Stephenson (Triple-A: 2.87 ERA/3.93 FIP, 1.16 WHIP in 113 innings), who is making his Reds debut this afternoon. He made 25 appearances with the big league club last season, where he owned a 4.68 ERA.
Stephenson has been lighting it up in Triple-A, going 6-0 with a 1.23 ERA in his last seven starts.
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More Mets notes
Michael Conforto has notched multi-hits in three of his last four games. He is hitting .306 since the All-Star break. ...Jeff McNeil is 8-for-his-last-15 with two doubles, a homer and two RBI. He is currently hitting .333 in his first 13 MLB games. ...Since joining the Mets, Austin Jackson is 11-for-27 with two homers and five RBI.