The Mets (54-56, 11.0 GB in NL East, 4.0 GB for second Wild Card) wrap up their weekend series with the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-62, 11.0 GB in NL Central) at PNC Park, with first pitch set for 1:35 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets beat the Pirates 7-5 on Saturday night, making their record 8-2 over the last ten games. If the Mets win today, it'll be their fourth straight series win, and the team's sixth series victory on the road this season. Wilson Ramos will get the day off after having a career-best 6 RBI's in the Saturday victory.
|Jeff McNeil, RF||Adam Frazier, 2B|
|Michael Conforto, CF||Bryan Reynolds, LF|
|Todd Frazier,1B||Starling Marte, CF|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Josh Bell, 1B|
|J.D. Davis, LF||Melk Cabrera, RF|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Colin Moran, 3B|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, 3B||Kevin Newman, SS|
|Tomas Nido, C||Jacob Stallings, C|
|Noah Syndergaard, RHP||Joe Musgrove, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (7-5, 4.10 ERA), has thrown at least 7.0 innings in four straight starts for the first time in his career. He has 36 strikeouts and just seven walks over this stretch, while also dealing a 1.91 ERA. The star right-hander will look to extend a personal streak of at least eight strikeouts in all four of those games, his career-best streak of eight games was back in 2015-2016.
Who is starting for the Pirates?
RHP Joe Musgrove (8-9, 4.23 ERA), struck out four and allowed two runs on five hits in 6.0 innings in his last start on July 30 against the Cincinnati Reds... the right-hander has not gone more than 6.0 innings in a start since June 21 against the San Diego Padres when he went 7.0 innings... He gave up 25 hits, eight home runs, and 14 earned runs in 30.2 innings pitched over the month of July.
The Mets and Marlins will play a double header on Monday, with the first game at 4:10 p.m. on SNY. Jacob deGrom (6-7, 2.78 ERA) will face off against Sandy Alcantara (4-10, 4.54 ERA) and the second game will be played at 7:40 p.m. on SNY.