The Mets (46-54, 13.0 GB in NL East) look to take home a series win against the San Diego Padres (47-53, 18.5 GB in NL West) on Wednesday at Citi Field, with first pitch set for 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
On Tuesday night, Robinson Cano became the 13th player in Mets history to hit three home runs in a game. Cano is hitting .342 with five home runs since the All-Star break. ... The Mets have posted a collective 2.76 ERA since the second half began the best mark in all of baseball. The Mets also have the lowest bullpen ERA in baseball since the break (2.70).
|Fernando Tatis Jr., SS||Jeff McNeil, RF|
|Manuel Margot, CF||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Manny Machado, 3B||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Eric Hosmer, 1B||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Hunter Renfroe, LF||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Franmil Reyes, RF||Dominic Smith, LF|
|Luis Urias, 2B||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Austin Hedges, C||Tomas Nido, C|
|Dinelson Lamet, RHP||Noah Syndergaard, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (7-4, 4.36 ERA), who has put together back-to-back dazzling performances. ... The right-hander has gone exactly seven innings in each of his last two starts, allowing just three combined earned runs while striking out 17 hitters. ... Syndergaard faced the Padres on May 7, allowing five runs (four earned) over six innings, allowing two home runs along the way.
Who is starting for the Padres?
RHP Dinelson Lamet (0-2, 5.14 ERA), who will be making his fourth start of the season for the Padres. ... Lamet is yet to go longer than five innings in any of his starts this season and has allowed 14 hits in 14 innings of work. ... The six-foot-four right-hander has also allowed four home run balls over his first three outings this season.
The Mets and Padres close out their three-game set with a 12:10 p.m. matchup at Citi Field on Thursday. Jacob deGrom (5-7, 3.02 ERA) is scheduled to face Padres lefty Eric Lauer (5-7, 4.31 ERA).