The Mets (55-56, 10 GB in NL East, 3 GB in Wild Card) start a four-game set against the Miami Marlins (42-67, 22 GB in NL East, 15 GB in Wild Card) with the first game of a doubleheader at 4:10 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.
The Mets are looking for their fifth-straight series win vs. the Marlins. ... With a Game 1 win against the Marlins, the Mets will hold a .500 for the first time since May 28. ... New York's .714 winning percent since the All-Star break in the best in the majors. ... Michael Conforto has 20 doubles and 22 home runs this season, it's the third-straight year he's recorded that 20/20 split. ...Seth Lugo has not allowed a run in his last 13 appearances for the Mets, along with a 1-0 record and save over 13.2 innings pitched. ... Amed Rosario has flashed in the field and at the plate recently as his .350 batting average in July was the fourth-best in the National League.
|Jon Berti, SS||Jeff McNeil, 2B|
|Isan Diaz, 2B||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Garrett Cooper, 1B||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Brian Anderson, RF||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Starlin Castro, 3B||J.D. Davis, LF|
|Harold Ramirez, LF||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Lewis Brinson, CF||Tomas Nido, C|
|Jorge Alfaro, C||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Robert Dugger, RHP||Jacob deGrom, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (6-7, 2.78 ERA) looks to continue his excellent pace for the Mets this season. He's coming off of a seven-inning outing against the White Sox in which he allowed only one run in a 4-2 win. In deGrom's last 13 starts the Mets are only 5-8 as the team has struggled to give him run support at times, but deGrom has posted a 2.04 ERA in that stretch.
Who is starting for the Marlins?
RHP Robert Dugger makes his MLB debut for the Marlins. The 24-year-old has a lifetime 3.83 ERA in the minors and a 5.33 ERA this season. Dugger will be the ninth pitcher to start for the Marlins this season.
The second game of Monday's doubleheader will feature RHP Walker Lockett (1-1, 7.82 ERA) on the hill for the Mets against Marlins RHP Sandy Alcantara (4-10, 4.54 ERA).