The Mets close out the month of May with the first of three games against the Diamondbacks on Friday at 9:40 p.m. on SNY.
Despite dropping three out of four to the Dodgers, the Mets are 6-4 in their last 10 games. ... The road has not been kind to the Mets this season, as they've lost 15 of their last 18 road games. Their overall .375 winning percentage on the road is the second-lowest in the NL, ahead of only the Marlins. ... Pete Alonso has recorded 32 extra-base hits in the Mets' first 56 games, the most in team history. ... The Mets haven't won a series in Arizona since a three-game sweep of the D'backs in 2014.
|Amed Rosario, SS||Jarrod Dyson, CF|
|Dominic Smith, LF||Ketel Marte, 2B|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Eduardo Escobar, 3B|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Adam Jones, RF|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Christian Walker, 1B|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Tim Locastro, LF|
|Adeiny Hechavarría, 2B||Nick Ahmed, SS|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Alex Avila, C|
|Zack Wheeler, P||Jon Duplantier, P|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (4-3, 4.63 ERA), who gave the Mets 7.1 innings of three-run ball his last time out, earning the win against the Tigers on May 26th. The 29-year-old has made four career starts at Chase Field, and he's given the Mets a quality start in all four outings, posting a 2-1 record with a 2.19 ERA.
Who is starting for the Diamondbacks?
RHP Jon Duplantier (1-0, 2.32 ERA), who will be making his first start in the Major Leagues. He's previously appeared in five games as a reliever for the D'Backs. At Triple-A Reno, he compiled an ERA of 4.76 in six starts.
The Mets and Diamondbacks play the second of their three-game set on Saturday at 10:10 p.m. It will be a pitchers' duel in the desert, with Jacob deGrom (3-5, 5.71 ERA) facing off against Zach Greinke (6-2, 2.78 ERA).