The Mets (81-75, 5.0 GB for second Wild Card) continue their final homestand of the season as they take on the Marlins (55-101) on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets are just 5-5 in their last 10 games against the Marlins. ... With their next win, the Mets would clinch their first winning season since the 2016 campaign. ... Pete Alonso has hit 24 home runs at Citi Field this year, tied with Darryl Strawberry's 24 at Shea in 1990 as the most by a Met at home in team history. ... Mets pitchers have struck out 1,448 batters this season, a new franchise record.
|Jon Berti, CF||Brandon Nimmo, CF|
|Miguel Rojas, SS||Jeff McNeil, 3B|
|Neil Walker, 1B||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Starlin Castro, 3B||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Jorge Alfaro, C||JD Davis, LF|
|Isan Diaz, 2B||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Harold Ramirez, RF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Austin Dean, LF||Tomas Nido, C|
|Sandy Alcantara, RHP||Noah Syndergaard, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (10-8, 4.22 ERA), who has scuffled as of late for the Mets, failing to reach the sixth inning while allowing four earned runs in each of his last three starts. ... In his most recent start against the Rockies, Syndergaard allowed 10 hits in 5.1 innings, striking out six while allowing two home runs. ... During those last three starts, the right-hander's ERA has jumped form 3.97 to 4.22,
Who is starting for the Marlins?
RHP Sandy Alcantara (5-14, 4.00 ERA), who allowed five runs (four earned) in 5.2 innings against the Diamondbacks in his last start. ... In four September starts, Alcantara has gone 1-2 with a 2.83 ERA, holding opposing hitters to a .217 batting average. ... The righty's last start against the Mets came on August 5 at Citi Field, as he allowed two earned over five innings of work in a 5-4 Mets win.
The Mets continue their four-game set against the Marlins on Wednesday at Citi Field. Jacob deGrom (10-8, 2.51 ERA) will take the ball against Marlins righty Robert Dugger (0-3, 4.45 ERA), with first pitch set for 7:10 on SNY.