|1. Mookie Betts (R) CF||1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF|
|2. Pablo Sandoval (L) 3B||2. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF|
|3. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS||3. Daniel Murphy (L) 1B|
|4. Travis Shaw (L) 1B||4. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C|
|5. Brock Holt (L) 2B||5. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B|
|6. Blake Swihart (S) C||6. Juan Uribe (R) 3B|
|7. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) RF||7. Michael Conforto (L) LF|
|8. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF||8. Wilmer Flores (R) SS|
|9. Joe Kelly (R) P||9. Jacob deGrom (R) P|
DeGrom Notes: DeGrom is coming off his worst start of his career, a 2 2/3-inning, seven-run outing vs. the Baltimore Orioles on Aug. 24. ... He is 1-0 with a 0.87 ERA in his last three starts at Citi Field, allowing two runs and 10 hits in 20 2/3 innings. ... DeGrom is 6-2 with a 1.46 ERA at home this season. ... He ranks fourth in the National League with a 2.29 ERA.
Kelly Notes: Kelly allowed two runs and five hits over 7 1/3 innings in his last start vs. the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 24. ... He is 4-0 with a 1.82 ERA over his last four starts. ... In 10 starts away from Fenway Park, Kelly is 3-3 with a 5.20 ERA. ... Kelly is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in three career appearances (one start) against the Mets.
Mets Notes: The Mets lead the NL East by 6 1/2 games over the Washington Nationals. ... New York leads the National League with 214 runs since the All-Star break, 26 more than the next-best team. ... The Mets' 3.31 ERA this season ranks third among National League teams. ... Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .292 with eight home runs and 23 RBIs since joining the Mets. His 23 RBIs in August rank second in the National League. ... Travis d'Arnaud is batting .385 with three home runs and 11 RBIs during his six-game hitting streak.
Red Sox Notes: The Red Sox have scored the second-most runs (206) in the American League since the All-Star break. ... Boston's rotation has the worst ERA (4.70) among American League teams in the second half. ... Since Aug. 9, Jackie Bradley Jr. is batting .415 with five home runs and 21 RBIs. ... Xander Bogaerts is hitting .340 with one home run and 18 RBIs since the All-Star break.