The Mets (27-33) continue the Subway Series against the Yankees (41-18) on Saturday night at Citi Field at 7:15.
The Mets will play the Yankees at Yankee Stadium from July 20-22 in a three-game series. ... The Mets have scored three runs in their last 51.0 innings, and have been held to one run or fewer in five consecutive games. ... The Mets have lost 12 of their last 14 games, including seven straight. ... The Mets have gone 16-32 since their 11-1 start.
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Giancarlo Stanton, RF||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Jay Bruce, RF|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Tyler Austin, 1B||Adrian Gonzalez, 1B|
|Domingo German, RHP||Kevin Plawecki, C|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Steven Matz, LHP|
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (3.42 ERA/5.10 FIP, 1.23 WHIP in 52.2 innings over 11 starts), who took a loss in his last start despite giving up two runs over seven innings with seven strikeouts and two walks.
Matz has a 2.32 ERA (eight earned runs/31.0 innings) over his last six starts. He has allowed two earned runs with 12 strikeouts in his last 16.0 innings (1.13 ERA) over three starts.
Who is starting tonight for the Yankees?
RHP Domingo German (5.44 ERA/4.39 FIP, 1.33 WHIP in 41.1 innings over five starts), who received a loss in his last start. Against the Tigers he gave up four runs in 6.2 innings with three strikeouts and two walks.
German is yet to get a win this season, losing all four of his decisions. The only time he pitched more than six innings was his last start and has given up three runs or more in his last four starts.
More Mets Notes...
Brandon Nimmo has reached base safely in 25 of his 32 starts this season. ... Kevin Plawecki has reached base safely in 12 of his 14
games this season. ... Robert Gsellman has allowed four runs over his last 16.0 innings (2.25 ERA). ... The Mets has allowed 40 first-inning runs, tied for the seventh-most in the majors.