The Mets (27-32) open the Subway Series against the Yankees (40-18) on Friday night at Citi Field at 7:10 on SNY.
The Mets will play the Yankees at Yankee Stadium from July 20-22 in a three-game series. ... The Mets have scored two runs in their last 42.0 innings, and have been held to one run or fewer in four consecutive games. ... The Mets have lost 11 of their last 13 games, including six straight.
|Brett Garnder, CF||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Greg Bird, 1B||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Giancarlo Stanton, RF||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Jay Bruce, RF|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Devin Mesoraco, C|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Adrian Gonzalez, 1B|
|Masahiro Tanaka, RHP||Zack Wheeler, RHP|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Amed Rosario, SS|
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (1.49 ERA/1.94 FIP, 1.03 WHIP in 72.1 innings over 12 starts), who allowed one run on seven hits while walking two and striking out 13 last Thursday against the Cubs at Citi Field.
DeGrom has allowed one or no runs in each of his last eight starts, a streak that is the third-longest in the majors since 1908. ... DeGrom has allowed one run or no runs in 55 of his 119 career starts. ... DeGrom has allowed two runs in his last 25.0 innings at Citi Field, while striking out 40 batters. ... DeGrom's has a career 2.24 ERA in 377.0 innings at Citi Field -- the second-lowest home ERA of any active pitcher with more than 300 innings pitched at home, trailing only the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw.
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Who is starting tonight for the Yankees?
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (4.79 ERA/5.05 FIP, 1.13 WHIP in 67.2 innings over 12 starts), who allowed four runs on eight hits (including three home runs) while walking one and striking out seven in 5.1 innings against the Orioles last Thursday.
Tanaka has allowed 15 HR this season.
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More Mets Notes...
Devin Mesoraco has five HR since being acquired from the Reds on May 8. ... Brandon Nimmo is sixth in the majors with a .407 OBP. ... The Mets are 44-66 against the Yankees all-time during the regular season, and have gone 24-32 against them at home (Shea Stadium and Citi Field combined).