The Mets (44-52, 13.0 GB in NL East) continue their four-game set with the Giants (48-49, 15.0 GB in NL West) on Friday night at 10:15 p.m. at Oracle Park.
As the Mets continue their 10-day, nine-game road trip, a win on Friday night would guarantee at least a .500 trip away from Citi Field. ... The Mets are batting .270 as a team with eight home runs in their last five games, going 4-1. ... Jeff McNeil is batting .356 with 27 runs scored and 24 RBIs on the road this season.
|Jeff McNeil, RF||Brandon Belt, 1B|
|Michael Conforto, CF||Austin Slater, RF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Pablo Sandoval, 3B|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Stephen Vogt, C|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Brandon Crawford, SS|
|Dominic Smith, LF||Mike Yastrzemski, LF|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Kevin Pillar, CF|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, 3B||Joe Panik, 2B|
|Jacob deGrom, P||Tyler Beede, P|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (5-7, 3.21 ERA), who picked up a win his last time out against the Marlins, though he went just five innings, throwing 94 pitches and allowing one earned run. ... DeGrom enters Friday's game with 1,144 strikeouts, needing just five to pass Ron Darling for sixth all-time in Mets history. ... After some early-season struggles, deGrom has pitched to a 2.57 ERA in his last 10 starts.
Who is starting for the Giants?
RHP Tyler Beede (3-3, 5.44 ERA), who gave up six runs over five innings against the Mets earlier this season. ... Beede has picked up a win in each of his last two starts, going a combined 13.2 innings while allowing four earned runs and striking out 11 batters.
The Mets and Giants continue their four-game set on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. Walker Lockett (0-1, 11.74 ERA) starts for the Mets in place of Zack Wheeler against Giants' righty Jeff Samardzija (7-7, 3.93 ERA).