The Mets look to avoid a three-game losing streak when they take on the Philadelphia Phillies in the first game of a three-game set on Monday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.
Amed Rosario (sickness) and Robinson Cano (hand) are not in the lineup. ... Jeff McNeil has eight multi-hit games in his last 13 games, slashing .373/.439/.431 in that span. ... The Mets have the second-worst run differential (minus-19) in the National League, but have the sixth-best record.
|Andrew McCutchen, LF||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|J.T. Realmuto, C||Jeff McNeil, 2B|
|Bryce Harper, RF||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Rhys Hoskins, 1B||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Maikel Franco, 3B||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Phil Gosselin, SS||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Cesar Hernandez, 2B||Luis Guillorme, SS|
|Aaron Altherr, CF||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Jake Arrieta, RHP||Steven Matz, LHP|
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Who is starting for the Phillies?
RHP Jake Arrieta (3-1, 2.25 ERA), who threw eight innings of two-run ball when he faced the Mets in Philadelphia last Wedensday. ... Arrieta has thrown at least seven innings in three of his four starts this season. ... Last year, Arrieta was 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA in three starts against the Mets, striking out 17 batters in 18 1/3 innings.
Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (1-1, 4.96 ERA), who did not record an out in last Tuesday's start against the Phillies. All eight batters Matz faced scored, as six of the runs he allowed were earned. ... Prior to last Tuesday's start, Matz had given up five runs (three earned) in 16 1/3 innings in three starts. ... Matz was 0-1 with a 3.71 ERA in four starts against the Phillies last year.
Zack Wheeler (1-2, 6.35 ERA) faces Zach Eflin (2-2, 3.68 ERA) in the second game of the three-game series on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.