Game 33: Mets at Cubs on SNY at 8 pm ET
The Mets (20-12) and Cubs (16-15) play game two of their four-game series at Wrigley Field on Tuesday at 8:05 p.m. ET.
Noah Syndergaard will make his major-league debut against Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta (3-3, 3.41 ERA).
In five starts with Triple-A Las Vegas Syndergaard is 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA. After allowing five earned runs in his first two starts he has settled down to allow just two earned runs in his last three games. Syndergaard had a 19-inning scoreless streak snapped in his last start on Thursday. Opponents were only hitting .192 against him, the third-lowest mark in his league.
Arrieta made two starts against the Mets last season, keeping their bats quiet and posting a 0.77 ERA with the Cubs winning each game. Lucas Duda went 3-6 with three walks last season against Arrieta. Curtis Granderson is batting .360 (9-25, 3 HR, 8 RBI) during his career against Arrieta.
Anthony Rizzo is batting .367 with three home runs and seven RBIs in his last seven games for the Cubs.
The Mets have scored three runs or less in 10 of their last 13 games, during which they are 6-7. They are 6-11 when scoring three runs or less all season.
Kevin Plawecki has reached base safely in nine straight games, during which he's batting .290 (9-31) with three doubles and four RBI.
Kets reliever Erik Goeddel has not allowed a run in his 11 outings this season, spanning 8.1 innings. The bullpen has allowed 1 run in 21.1 innings (0.42 ERA) in May, the lowest ERA in the majors. They are tied for first in the majors with 25 holds, sixth in the majors with a 2.41 ERA and they have walked just 26 batters, tied for the second-fewest in the majors.
Jason Isringhausen was the last Mets starting pitcher to make his major league debut at Wrigley Field on July 17, 1995.