Preview: Marlins look to pull out of slide as series vs. Mets begins
TV: FOX Sports Florida
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Mets: Jacob deGrom (3-4, 3.26 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 64 strikeouts)
Marlins: Trevor Richards (3-5, 4.47 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 40 strikeouts)
Marlins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 6 1/2 runs
Miami enters the game as losers of their last seven games.
The Marlins are 5-16 against opponents from the NL East. Miami’s team on-base percentage of .280 is last in the MLB. Neil Walker leads the team with an OBP of .379.
The Mets are 11-14 in road games. New York has a collective on-base percentage of .323, led by Jeff McNeil with a mark of .435. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 35 hits and has 11 RBIs. Brian Anderson is 6-for-38 with a double and three RBIs over the last 10 games for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES
Marlins: 1-9, .193 batting average, 4.87 ERA, outscored by 32 runs
Mets: 4-6, .237 batting average, 3.47 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
Mets Injuries: Justin Wilson: 10-day IL (elbow), Jason Vargas: 10-day IL (hamstring), Drew Smith: 60-day IL (elbow), Steven Matz: 10-day IL (forearm), Luis Avilan: 10-day IL (elbow), Jeff McNeil: day-to-day (abdominal), Michael Conforto: day-to-day (concussion), Yoenis Cespedes: 60-day IL (heels), Jed Lowrie: 10-day IL (knee).