The Mets (83-75, 5.5 GB for second Wild Card) wrap up their four-game series with the Marlins (55-103) at Citi Field on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets were eliminated from playoff contention on Wednesday night after the Milwaukee Brewers clinched the second Wild Card. The team still went on to beat the Marlins 10-3 as Jacob deGrom was dominant in his final start of the season. The potential Cy Young Award winner threw seven scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and one walk. He ends the season with 23-straight scoreless innings pitched and 255 total strikeouts. Pete Alonso hit his 51st home run of the season, as the first baseman is one homer shy of tying the rookie home run record held by the Yankees' Aaron Judge. Prior to Thursday's game against the Marlins, the team activated Dom Smith from the 60-Day IL and announced Jeff McNeil will need surgery for his fractured wrist that he suffered in Wednesday's game.
|Jon Berti, CF||Brandon Nimmo, CF|
|Miguel Rojas, SS||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Isan Diaz, 2B||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Starlin Castro, 3B||J.D. Davis, LF|
|Austin Dean, 1B||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Harold Ramirez, LF||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Lewis Brinson, RF||Luis Guillorme, SS|
|Tyler Heineman, C||Rene Rivera, C|
|Jordan Yamamoto, RHP||Zack Wheeler, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (11-7, 3.99 ERA) has thrown 7.0 innings in his last three starts, and has allowed one earned run and no home runs in five-straight starts. He earned a no-decision in his last outing on Sept. 21 against the Cincinnati Reds, striking out six with just one walk. Wheeler is three strikeouts away from setting a career-high for a single season... he struck out 187 in 2014.
Who is starting for the Marlins?
RHP Jordan Yamamoto (4-5, 4.83 ERA) will pitch against the Mets for just the second time in his career, as the rookie threw 6.0 innings in a loss on Aug. 7. He allowed four earned runs on five hits, including two home runs, and struck out six. Yamamoto has made 14 starts this season, earning a no-decision last time out on Sept. 21 against the Washington Nationals after allowing two earned runs in 4.1 innings.
The Mets start their final series of the season against the Atlanta Braves on Friday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field. RHP Marcus Stroman (9-13, 3.23 ERA) starts for the Mets, while LHP Dallas Keuchel (8-7, 3.59 ERA) takes the mound for the Braves.