Mets put 5-game win streak on the line against Marlins
Flushing, Queens; Wednesday, 12 p.m. EDT
LINE: Mets favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: New York enters the game as winners of their last five games.
The Mets are 26-24 against NL East opponents. New York has a collective batting average of .253 this season, led by Jeff McNeil with an average of .340.
The Marlins are 16-36 against the rest of their division. Miami has slugged .363, last in in the MLB. Garrett Cooper leads the team with a .449 slugging percentage, including 21 extra-base hits and 11 home runs. The Mets won the last meeting 5-0. Zack Wheeler recorded his ninth victory and Wilson Ramos went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for New York. Hector Noesi took his first loss for Miami.
TOP PERFORMERS: Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 81 RBIs and is batting .260. McNeil is 12-for-32 with two doubles, four home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 9-1, .267 batting average, 3.07 ERA, outscored opponents by 29 runs
Marlins: 3-7, .237 batting average, 5.01 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
Mets Injuries: Drew Smith: 60-day IL (elbow), Jacob Rhame: 10-day IL (elbow), Dominic Smith: 10-day IL (foot), Brandon Nimmo: 10-day IL (neck), Yoenis Cespedes: 60-day IL (heels), Jed Lowrie: 60-day IL (knee), Robinson Cano: 10-day IL (hamstring).
Marlins Injuries: Jose Urena: 60-day IL (back), Drew Steckenrider: 60-day IL (elbow), Pablo Lopez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Julian Fernandez: 60-day IL (elbow), Austin Brice: 10-day IL (forearm), Cesar Puello: 10-day IL (hip), Neil Walker: 10-day IL (finger), Miguel Rojas: day-to-day (hamstring), Chad Wallach: 60-day IL (concussion).