The Mets (31-41) play the first game of a weekend series against the San Franscisco Giants (27-48) at AT&T Park on Friday at 10:15 p.m. on SNY.
New York is coming off a 6-3 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday night in Los Angeles. The Mets have now lost four games in a row. Curtis Granderson homered to lead off the game for the second straight night, good for his ninth home run of the season. Granderson finished 2-for-4 with a walk.
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
RHP Seth Lugo (1-1, 2.63 ERA, 1.24 WHIP) will make his third start of the season for the Mets. The 27-year-old took the loss in his last outing against the first-place Washington Nationals at Citi Field. He gave up four runs -- three earned -- in 6 2/3 innings pitched with five strikeouts and seven hits allowed.
Lugo is 0-1 with a 4.05 ERA in one career start at AT&T Park. He won his first start of the year against the Atlanta Braves on June 11, after coming off the disabled list with a right elbow injury. Lugo tossed seven innings of one-run ball in that outing. He's given up only two homers this season.
Who is starting tonight for the Dodgers?
LHP Ty Blach (4-4, 4.23 ERA, 1.23 WHIP) gets set to appear in his 19th game of the year and will make his 12th start of 2017. He is coming off an outing at Colorado in which he pitched 6 2/3 innings and gave up three earned runs, seven hits and two homers.
Blach has a career ERA of 3.65 in 22 Major League games. He has never faced the Mets in his career.
Asdrubal Cabrera returns to the Mets lineup, making his first start at second base this season. Jose Reyes remains at shortstop. Gavin Cecchini was optioned back to Triple-A on Friday afternoon to make room for Cabrera.
Giants outfielder Hunter Pence has 12 homers and 47 RBIs in 77 career games against the Mets.
- Sat. 24....at SF 7:15 p.m. ET, J. deGrom (6-3) vs. J. Cueto (5-7)
- Sun. 25...at SF 4:05 p.m. ET, TBD vs. M. Moore (3-7)
- Tue. 27...at MIA 7:10 p.m. ET, R. Gsellman (5-5) vs. D. Straily (5-4)
- Wed. 28...at MIA 7:10 p.m. ET, S. Matz (1-1) vs. J. Locke (0-2)