Zack Wheeler and the Mets begin a four-game series at Citi Field against Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds on Monday at 7:10 p.m.
Pete Alonso has a .275/.370/.775 batting line with five home runs and 13 RBIs in 11 home games, while his road splits are .327/.417/.621 with four homers and 11 RBIs. ... Since his streak of six consecutive multi-hit games, Jeff McNeil is hitting .235 (8-for-34) with one home run and one RBI over his last nine games. ... Despite having the fourth-worst run differential in the National League, the Mets are tied with the Brewers for the seventh-best NL record.
|Jose Peraza, 2B||Jeff McNeil, 2B|
|Joey Votto, 1B||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Eugenio Suarez, 3B||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Jesse Winker, LF||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Yasiel Puig, RF||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Scott Schebler, CF||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Jose Iglesias, SS||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Tucker Barnhart, C||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Tanner Roark, RHP||Zack Wheeler, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Reds?
RHP Tanner Roark (1-1, 3.24 ERA), who has allowed four runs total in his last three starts. Roark, 32, has not pitched more than 5 1/3 innings in an appearance this season. ... In two road starts, he is 1-0 with a 3.48 ERA, as he has allowed four runs, 11 hits and four walks in 10 1/3 innings.
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (2-2, 4.85 ERA), who struck out 11 batters in seven scoreless innings in his last start. ... The 28-year-old Wheeler started the year 1-2 with a 6.35 ERA, having allowed 16 runs, 21 hits and 14 walks in 22 2/3 innings across his first four starts. ... In his career, Wheeler is 14-21 with a 4.29 ERA in 47 starts at Citi Field.
Jason Vargas (1-1, 7.20 ERA) faces Luis Castillo (3-1, 1.23 ERA) in the second game of the four-game series on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.