The Mets (27-34) and Yankees (42-18) will conclude their three-game series on Sunday night at Citi Field at 8:05 p.m.
The Mets have lost six consecutive games to the Yankees, which is the second-longest streak in history. The Yankees have not swept the Mets in a three-game series in Queens since 2009... the Mets lost all four games against the Yankees last season.
The Yankees and Mets will meet again immediately following the All-Star break. The Yankees will host the Mets from July 20-22.
The Mets have lost eight straight games for the first time since 2004... The Mets are 16-33 since starting the year 11-1. The Mets have dropped 10 consecutive home games for the first time since losing 15 in a row at home in 2002.
|Brett Gardner, LF||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Giancarlo Stanton, RF||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Greg Bird, 1B||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Jay Bruce, RF|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Devin Mesoraco, C|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Adrian Gonzalez, 1B|
|Luis Severino, RHP||Seth Lugo, RHP|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Amed Rosario, SS|
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
RHP Seth Lugo (2.04 ERA/2.96 FIP, 0.933 WHIP), who will make his second career appearance against the Yankees as he fills in for Noah Syndergaard. Lugo allowed one run on one hit and a walk in one inning against the Yankees on August 1, 2016.
Lugo is making his second start of the season after limiting the Cubs to three hits across four scoreless innings on Ma 31. Lugo last pitched on June 5 when he tossed three scoreless innings against the Orioles.
Lugo has a 2.18 ERA in 27 career starts at home, which is third in Mets history for a pitcher in his first 27 starts.
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Who is starting tonight for the Yankees?
RHP Luis Severino (2.20 ERA/2.15 FIP, 0.930 WHIP), who is pitching on five days of rest. Severino lasted eight innings against the Tigers his last time out, striking out 10 batters in the process. He has a 1.85 ERA in his last 10 starts dating back to April 16.
Severino has an AL-leading nine wins and is sixth in the AL in ERA and strikeouts. The Yankees have won 12 of Severino's 13 starts this season, which is the most in the majors this season.
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The Mets will have Monday off before beginning a road trip with a two-game series against the Braves in Atlanta on Tuesday night at 7:35 p.m.
LHP Jason Vargas (7.71 ERA/5.17 FIP, 1.747 WHIP) will get the start for the Mets, while RHP Mike Foltynewicz (2.31 ERA/2.98 FIP, 1.189 WHIP) will start for Atlanta.
More Mets Notes...
Mets starting pitchers have posted an MLB-best 2.47 ERA ERA in the last 20 games. Meanwhile, the bullpen is 1-10 with a 6.99 ERA.
Brandon Nimmo has eight home runs this season after only totaling six homers in his career before 2018. Nimmo has five triples and a total of 13 extra-base hits in his last 17 games... Asdrubal Cabrera hit his 150th career home run on Saturday night. He has 48 home runs with the Mets in his career.
The Mets have hit 17 home runs in the last 15 games, but 14 of those homers have been solo home runs.