The Mets (10-6, first place in NL East) face the Phillies (9-6, second place in NL East) open up a three-game set Monday at 7:05 p.m.
The Mets picked up a big extra-inning win last night in Philadelphia. They have now won four of their last six games. ...The Mets have 10 or more hits in each of their last four games. ...Edwin Diaz collected his sixth save of the season, which ranks fourth in the MLB and second in the National League. ...Michael Conforto has gone deep in three of his last six games. ...Pete Alonso has reached base safely in eight straight starts.
|Brandon Nimmo, CF||Andrew McCutchen, LF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Jean Segura, SS|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Bryce Harper, RF|
|Michael Conforto, RF||J.T. Realmuto, C|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Scott Kingery, 3B|
|Jeff McNeil, LF||Cesar Hernandez, 2B|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Aaron Altherr, CF|
|J.D. Davis, 3B||Maikel Franco, 1B|
|Steven Matz, LHP||Nick Pivetta, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (1-0, 1.65 ERA) has been nails through his first three starts of the season. In his most previous start, against the Braves, Matz allowed two earned runs on four hits over six innings with eight strikeouts -- his second straight outing with eight punchouts.
Who is starting for the Phillies?
RHP Nick Pivetta (1-1, 9.45 ERA) has been tagged for at least three earned runs in all three starts to begin 2019. Against Washington last Wednesday, he surrendered seven earned runs over 3 2/3 innings. In five career starts against the Mets, Pivetta has yielded 18 earned runs in 25 total innings, but is 2-2.
The Mets and Phillies will wrap up their three-game set with a matinee rubber match. Zach Wheeler will start for New York opposite Philadelphia's Jake Arrieta.