The Mets (30-33, 6.0 GB in NL East) look to bounce back from Friday's loss to the Colorado Rockies (33-29, 9.0 GB in NL West) to Citi Field on Saturday at 7:15 p.m.
The Mets enter Saturday's game 4-6 in their last 10 games but they have won their last six home games when Steven Matz is on the mound. ... The Mets have homered in 14 straight home games, the longest streak in Citi Field history. ... Wilson Ramos is batting .388 with 12 runs, five home runs, 10 RBI, nine walks and a 1.177 OPS over his last 16 games. Michael Conforto homered for the second time in his last three games on Friday and brings a four-game hitting streak into the game. ... Robinson Cano is out of the lineup again with quad tightness.
|Charlie Blackmon, RF||Jeff McNeil, 2B|
|Trevor Story, SS||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|David Dahl, LF||Dominic Smith, LF|
|Nolan Arenado, 3B||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Daniel Murphy, 1B||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Ian Desmond, CF||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Brendan Rogers, 2B||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Tony Wolters, C||Carlos Gomez, CF|
|Jon Gray, RHP||Steven Matz, LHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (4-4, 3.97 ERA), who is coming off of a shaky outing against the Arizona Diamondbacks where he allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five in six innings. ... Matz is back at Citi Field, though, where he is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 11 of his last 14 home starts have been quality starts.
Who is starting for the Rockies?
RHP Jon Gray (5-4, 4.11 ERA), who pitched brilliantly in his last start, holding the Blue Jays to just two hits over 6.2 innings while striking out seven in a 4-2 victory.
The Mets and Rockies conclude their three-game series on Sunday when RHP Noah Syndergaard (3-4, 4.83 ERA) takes the mound for the Mets while RHP Jeff Hoffman (1-2, 7.29 ERA) gets the ball for Colorado at 1:10 p.m.