The Mets (45-53, 13.0 GB in NL East) finish up their four-game series with the Giants (49-50, 16.0 GB in NL West) on Sunday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. at Oracle Park.
The Mets are one of three teams in the league this season with three players 24 or younger with double-digit homers in Pete Alonso, Amed Rosario and Dom Smith. ...Alonso broke the franchise rookie RBI record after his three-run homer gave him 75 RBI. ...Rosario is hitting .363 since June 22, which is the 10th-highest mark in the bigs. ...The Mets have seven pinch-hit homers this year, tied for fourth in the MLB.
|Jeff McNeil, RF||Donovan Solano, 2B|
|J.D. Davis, LF||Austin Slater, RF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Tyler Austin, 1B|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Buster Posey, C|
|Michael Conforto, CF||Kevin Pillar, CF|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Zach Green, 3B|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Brandon Crawford, SS|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, 3B||Mike Yastrzemski, LF|
|Steven Matz, LHP||Conner Menez, LHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (4.87 ERA/1.48 WHIP), who returns to the mound for his second start since his short stint in the bullpen. Last time out against the Twins, Matz allowed two runs on five hits while striking out two and walking one over four innings.
Who is starting for the Giants?
LHP Conner Menez, who is making his Major League debut against the Mets. The former 14th round choice by the Giants back in 2016 ownsa 3.82 ERA in Triple-A (35.1 innings), and a 2.72 ERA in Double-A.
The Mets return home after this road trip to host the Padres for a three-game series beginning Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.