The Diamondbacks (21-18) are 3-3 through the first six games of a nine-game homestand after back-to-back losses to the Pirates on Saturday and Sunday. They squandered opportunities to win both games in the late innings and left a season-high 15 runners on base in Sunday's 6-4, 10-inning loss.
The Mets (16-20) have lost four in a row after getting swept by Milwaukee in a three-game series. They blew a six-run lead on Sunday, allowing the Brewers to score 10 runs in the last three innings of an 11-9 victory.
"We have a clubhouse full of veterans," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "They have all been through a game like this, they have all been through a series like this before. You've got to rise out of the ashes and get back on the horse."
The D-backs won 5 of 6 from the Mets last year, taking 2 of 3 at Chase and sweeping all three games in New York.
Godley will make his third start in place of injured Shelby Miller. Godley had the most efficient start in three seasons in his last outing, giving up one run and four hits in seven innings of a 7-1 victory over Detroit on Tuesday.
The Diamondbacks are scheduled to play 17 straight games following an off day Thursday, but manager Torey Lovullo said no determination has been made on Godley's future starts.
"All I can control is what they allow me to control, and that's me pitching," Godley sad. "Whenever I get that opportunity, I try to control that situation as best I can and keep trying to make pitches and get guys out."
Godley was the winning pitcher last August in his only career start against the Mets, pitching 7 1/3 innings and limiting them to five hits and two runs while striking out four.
Wheeler, who missed the 2015 and 2016 seasons after Tommy John surgery, got the victory the last time the Mets won a game -- 6-1 over the Giants last Tuesday. He limited San Francisco to two hits and one run over six innings in his most efficient start since returning to the rotation.
He is 2-1 with a 2.33 ERA in three career starts against the D-backs prior to his injury. He never gave up more than two earned runs in any of the three outings.
He's had unusual success pitching on the road -- going 13-6 with a 2.88 ERA in 31 career starts. He's 1-0 with a 3.48 ERA on the road this season.
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Scouting the Mets
Outfielder Michael Conforto continued his recent tear at the plate on Sunday with a home run, a triple, a double and four runs scored. He's hitting .343 with nine home runs and 24 RBI on the season and has a .412 average with five home runs on the road in 51 at-bats. Second baseman Neil Walker was 8 for 14 in Milwaukee with a pair of home runs.
Jay Bruce leads the Mets with 10 home runs, but Curtis Granderson, who hit 30 last season, has just two this year to go with a .144 average. Granderson has three home runs in seven games at Chase Field over the past two seasons.
The Mets' lineup is missing three regular starters -- outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring), shortstop Asrubal Cabrera (thumb) and catcher Travis D'Arnaud (wrist), but they did get first baseman Lucas Duda back from an elbow injury last Friday.
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Piling up the hits
While the D-backs fell short in the timely hitting department over the weekend, they continue to pile up some impressive offensive stats at home. Paul Goldschmidt has homered three times in his last two games and is up to 10 home runs and 32 RBI on the season, with a .314 average and .450 on-base percentage. Brandon Drury is hitting .450 on the homestand and .437 at home this season, and Jake Lamb had a pair of three-hit games on Friday and Sunday.
With the uncertain status of A.J. Pollock (groin) and David Peralta, Gregor Blanco and Nick Ahmed could be due for an increase in playing time. Ahmed has the first multi-homer game of his career in Saturday's loss to Pittsburgh. His four home runs in 27 games played equals his total for 90 games in 2016.