The Mets (9-6, second place in NL East) face the Phillies (9-5, first place in NL East) open up a three-game set Monday at 7:05 p.m.
The Mets, along with the rest of MLB, will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Monday by having every player and coach wear No. 42. ... Michael Conforto, batting cleanup, has reached base safely at least twice in 12 games this season -- second-best in the majors -- and faces a Phillies team whom he has homered in three of his last five games against. ... Brandon Nimmo is again in the leadoff spot as he enters the game having reached base safely in the last seven straight games.
|Brandon Nimmo, CF||Andrew McCutchen, LF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Jean Segura, SS|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Bryce Harper, RF|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Rhys Hoskins, 1B|
|Wilson Ramos, C||J.T. Realmuto, C|
|Jeff McNeil, LF||Odubel Herrera, CF|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Cesar Hernandez, 2B|
|J.D. Davis, 3B||Maikel Franco, 3B|
|Noah Syndergaard, P||Aaron Nola, P|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard, who is coming off a one-run, seven-inning performance his last time out against the Twins. The Mets right-hander is 1-1 with a 4.74 ERA but has allowed four runs or fewer in his last 30 straight starts, the longest active streak in the NL and third-longest in the majors. ... He is seven strikeouts shy of 600 which would put him 16th on the Mets' all-time leaders list.
Who is starting for the Phillies?
RHP Aaron Nola, who has struggled early with a 6.46 ERA in his first three starts of the season, will take the mound against the Mets. His velocity has been down and in his last start against the Nationals he blew a five-run lead in the sixth inning.
The Mets face the Phillies again on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. behind LHP Steven Matz, who will be opposite Phillies right-hander Nick Pivetta.