The Mets (37-40, 8.0 GB in NL East) finish their four-game set with the Cubs (41-36, 0.5 GA in NL Central) at 2:20 p.m on Sunday at Wrigley Field.
The Mets would make it a three-game win streak if they can pull out a victory today. ...Pete Alonso hit his 26th homer of the season on Saturday, which tied him with Darryl Strawberry for most home runs by a rookie in franchise history. ...The Mets have hit a long ball 18 of the 20 games they've played this month. In total, they have 34. ...Jeff McNeil has five consecutive mult-hit games at the moment. It's the second time in his career he has accomplished this. ...Michael Conforto has reached base safely in 12 of his last 13 games.
|Amed Rosario, SS||Kyle Schwarber, LF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Kris Bryant, 3B|
|J.D. Davis, LF||Anthony Rizzo, 1B|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Javier Baez, SS|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Jason Heyward, RF|
|Carlos Gomez, RF||David Bote, 2B|
|Tomas Nido, C||Victor Caratini, C|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Cole Hamels, LHP|
|Jacob deGrom, RHP||Albert Almora, Jr., CF|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (3.26 ERA/1.08 WHIP) who was dominant in his last start against the Braves. He gave up two runs on five hits while striking out 10 and walking none over 8.1 innings.
DeGrom has allowed two or fewer runs in his last six starts.
Who is starting for the Cubs?
LHP Cole Hamels (2.85 ERA/1.18 WHIP) who has been very solid in his last few outings. He allowed one run on six hits while striking out eight and walking two over seven innings against the White Sox last time out.
Hamels has actually allowed just one earned run over his last four starts, going at least seven innings in each of them as well.
The Mets stay on the road this week, playing in a four-game series against NL East-rival Phillies.