The Mets (57-56, 8.5 GB in NL East, 2.5 GB in Wild Card) go for a series win against the Marlins (42-69, 16.5 GB in NL East) as the two teams continue their four-game set at Citi Field on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets are now above .500 for the first time since May 2 when they were 16-15. ... With a win on Tuesday, the Mets would win their fifth straight series and seven out of eight series since the All-Star break. ... The Mets have the best winning percentage in baseball (.739, 17-6 record) since the second half began, and their starting pitchers have compiled a 2.90 ERA during that span, the best in the NL.
|Miguel Rojas, SS||Jeff McNeil, RF|
|Jon Berti, LF||JD Davis, LF|
|Isan Diaz, 2B||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Brian Anderson, RF||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Garrett Cooper, 1B||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Starlin Castro, 3B||Luis Guillorme, 2B|
|Lewis Brinson, CF||Adeiny Hecchavaria, SS|
|Jorge Alfaro, C||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Hector Noesi, RHP||Zack Wheeler, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (8-6, 4.45 ERA), who is coming off of his best start of the season, tossing seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits and striking out seven against the White Sox. ... In his two starts since coming off of the IL, Wheeler has gone 2-0 with a 2.19 ERA, holding hitters to a .191 batting average. He also has not surrendered a walk since returning to the mound.
Who is starting for the Marlins?
RHP Hector Noesi, who hasn't started a game in the majors since 2015. ... Noesi's last big league stint came with the White Sox in 2015, when he appeared in 10 games, pitching to a 6.89 ERA and an 0-4 record. ... In five seasons in the majors, Noesi has a 12-31 record and an ERA of 5.30.
The Mets and Marlins will close out their four-game series on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. on SNY. Steven Matz (6-7, 4.60 ERA) will get the start for the Mets, while the Marlins have yet to announce their starter.