The Mets (37-42, 9 GB in NL East, 4.5 GB in NL wild card) play the second game of a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies (40-38, 5.5 GB in NL East, 1 GB in NL wild card) on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park on SNY.
The Mets have dropped their last two games and are five games under .500, tying a season-low. ... Michael Conforto has shown he likes hitting at Citizens Bank Park, homering in his last three games in Philadelphia. Conforto has hit safetly in 17 of his last 20 games and is batting .293 with six home runs, 14 RBI and 15 runs scored since June 4. ... Todd Frazier has been hitting the long ball of late, too, blasting three home runs in his last five games and is hitting .304 with six home runs and 19 RBI in June.
|Jeff McNeil, RF||Scott Kingery, CF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Jean Segura, SS|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Bryce Harper, RF|
|Michael Conforto, CF||Rhys Hoskins, 1B|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||J.T. Realmuto, C|
|Dominic Smith, LF||Jay Bruce, LF|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Cesar Hernandez, 2B|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Maikel Franco, 3B|
|Walker Lockett, LHP||Jake Arrieta, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Walker Lockett (0-1, 23.14 ERA) who will be making his second start of the season after allowing six runs in 2.1 innings his last time out against the Cubs. ... Lockett has only faced three batters in the Phillies' lineup in his career and two of them -- Maikel Franco and Cesar Hernandez -- have both homered off Lockett.
Who is starting for the Phillies?
RHP Jake Arrieta (6-4, 4.12 ERA), who is coming off one of his best starts of the season, allowing just one run on two hits over six innings against the Nationals last time out. ... Arrieta has faced the Mets twice this season and is 1-1, allowing six runs -- five earned -- on 13 hits and three walks while striking out 10 in 14 innings pitched.
Jason Vargas (3-3. 3.75 ERA) and the Mets face Nick Pivetta (4-2, 5.54 ERA) and the Phillies in the third game of a four-game series on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.