The Mets (24-25, 4.5 GB in NL East) have won four straight games, and will take that momentum into their series opener with the Tigers (18-29, 14 GB in AL Central) at Citi Field on Friday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
Prior to tonight's game, Mets new OF Aaron Altherr was activated to the 25-man, while RHP Ryan O'Rourke was sent back down to Triple-A Syracuse. ...In three straight come-from-behind victories, the Mets have actually won in their last at-bat each time. It was Carlos Gomez Thursday afternoon who hit a three-run homer to retake the lead, and win the game for the Amazins.' ...Pete Alonso has set a Mets rookie record with 16 homers before the All-Star break. ...The Mets lead the NL with a .371 OBP from pinch hitters this season. They're also third with 15 RBI.
|Niko Goodrum, 3B||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Christin Stewart, LF||J.D. Davis, LF|
|Nicholas Castellanos, RF||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Miguel Cabrera, 1B||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Ronny Rodriguez, SS||Wilson Ramos, C|
|John Hicks, C||Carlos Gómez, CF|
|Josh Harrison, 2B||Rajai Davis, RF|
|JaCoby Jones, CF||Adeiny Hechavarria, 2B|
|Gregory Soto, LHP||Noah Syndergaard, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (4.50 ERA/1.19 WHIP), who took the loss despite a solid seven-inning outing. Facing the Marlins, "Thor" allowed two earned on five hits while striking out three and walking one.
Syndergaard has been pitching deep lately, going at least seven innings in three of his last four starts.
Who is starting for the Tigers?
LHP Gregory Soto (10.80 ERA/2.20 WHIP), who has been smacked around early on this season. His first start on May 11 saw seven earned runs on nine hits come across to score. He has since settled down, allowing two runs to the Astros (though it was only two innings), and three runs over four innings to the A's in his last start.
The 24-year-old is still trying to find his way here in 2019, and this will be his first start off regular rest.
The Mets continue their Memorial Day Weekend series with the Tigers on Saturday at 7:10 p.m.