The Mets (76-70, 2.0 GB in Wild Card race) start a three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers (95-53, 19.5 GA in NL West) on Friday night at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets are coming off a 11-1 win on Thursday that completed their four-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Juan Lagares was the star of the day, as he hit two home runs, including his first-career grand slam. Todd Frazier, Robinson Cano, Tomas Nido, and Michael Conforto all homered as well, setting a team record with six total home runs. Pete Alonso will get the day off, after going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts on Thursday.
|Joc Pederson, RF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Max Muncy, 1B||J.D. Davis, LF|
|Matt Beaty, 3B||Jeff McNeil, 3B|
|Cody Bellinger, CF||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Corey Seager, SS||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|A.J. Pollock, LF||Todd Frazier, 1B|
|Gavin Lux, 2B||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Will Smith, C||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Clayton Kershaw, LHP||Noah Syndergaard, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (10-7, 4.06 ERA) will be pitching to catcher Wilson Ramos, after making it clear he was not "livid" about Ramos catching his starts. He has a 5.09 ERA when Ramos is the catcher, compared to a 2.22 ERA when throwing to Tomas Nido or Rene Rivera. Syndergaard struggled in his last start on Sept. 8 against the Philadelphia Phillies, giving up four earned runs on six hits in just five innings.
Who is starting for the Dodgers?
LHP Clayton Kershaw (13-5, 3.06 ERA) has struggled lately, going 0-3 with 11 earned runs in 16.0 innings of work. It's the first time that his ERA has been above 3.00 since July 15. His last win was on Aug. 20 against the Toronto Blue Jays, when the lefty allowed three earned runs on six hits in six innings of work.
The Mets continue their three-game series with the Dodgers on Saturday night at Citi Field, with first pitch set for 7:10 p.m. Jacob deGrom (9-8, 2.70 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Mets while the Dodgers will have Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5, 2.45 ERA) on the mound.