The Mets will continue their three-game series against the Reds on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.
The Mets have won 20 of their last 25 games against the Reds since 2014... The Mets have also won 10 of their last 11 home games against the Reds ... The Mets have tallied at least nine hits in three consecutive games, which is the team's second-longest streak of the season ... Seven of the eight home runs hit by Devin Mesoraco since he joined the Mets from the Reds have come in the eighth inning or later, which is fifth in the majors.
|Jose Peraza, SS||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Brandon Dixon, 1B||Jeff McNeil, 2B|
|Scooter Gennett, 2B||Wilmer Flores, 1B|
|Eugenio Suarez, 3B||Michael Conforto, LF|
|Philip Ervin, LF||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Tucker Barnhart, C||Brandon Nimmo, CF|
|Mason Williams, RF||Jose Bautista, RF|
|Sal Romano, RHP||Kevin Plawecki, C|
|Billy Hamilton, CF||Jason Vargas, LHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Jason Vargas (8.23 ERA/6.15 FIP, 1.787 WHIP in 47 innings), who will start his 12th game of the season five days after he allowed four runs on six hits in five innings against the Braves. Vargas last faced the Reds in May, when he allowed four runs in four innings. He has pitched at least five innings in three of his four starts at Citi Field this season.
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Who is starting for the Reds?
RHP Sal Romano (4.83 ERA/4.81 FIP, 1.443 WHIP in 203 innings), who recently moved from the bullpen back into the Reds' rotation. He allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Tigers his last time out, but limited the Mets to just one run in six innings on May 9.
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More Mets notes
Austin Jackson has hit .423 with two homers and five RBI since he joined the Mets last month ... Wilmer Flores, who became the 11th Met to collect three hits on his birthday on Monday, is hitting .476 with two doubles, a homer, and four RBI in his last seven games ... Luis Guillorme has gone 50 plate appearances without striking out, which is the longest streak in the majors.