The Mets (44-53, 14.0 GB in NL East) continue their four-game set with the Giants (49-49, 15.0 GB in NL West) on Saturday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. at Oracle Park.
The Mets have allowed four runs or fewer in four of their last six games, going 4-2 in that stretch. ... Following the back-to-back extra-inning losses to the Giants, the Mets are now just 3-7 in extra-inning contests. ... The Mets are 21-34 away from Citi Field this season, the worst road record in the National League.
|Jeff McNeil, RF||Brandon Belt, 1B|
|Michael Conforto, CF||Buster Posey, C|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Pablo Sandoval, 3B|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Alex Dickerson, LF|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Brandon Crawford, SS|
|Dominic Smith, 1B||Mike Yastrzemski, RF|
|JD Davis, LF||Kevin Pillar, CF|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Donovan Solano, 2B|
|Walker Lockett, P||Jeff Samardzija, P|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Walker Lockett (0-1, 11.74 ERA), who is taking Zack Wheeler's place in the starting rotation while Wheeler recovers from a right shoulder impingement. ... Lockett has made two starts this season for New York, going a combined 7.2 innings with 10 earned runs allowed. ... Lockett pitched into the sixth inning in his last start against Philadelphia, allowing four earned runs (including two home runs).
Who is starting for the Giants?
RHP Jeff Samardzija ( 7-7, 3.93 ERA), who has won each of his last three starts, tossing 21.2 innings while allowing just four earned runs with 17 strikeouts and an opponents' batting average of .169. ... The Mets have owned Samardzija over his career, as he's gone 0-5 with a 7.32 ERA in 11 games against the Mets (five starts).
The Mets and Giants close out their four-game set on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. It will be a battle of lefties, as Steven Matz (5-6, 4.87 ERA) goes against Drew Pomeranz (2-9, 6.10 ERA).