New York brings 4-game win streak into game against Cleveland
Flushing, Queens; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Mets -143; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: New York enters the matchup as winners of their last four games.
The Mets are 36-21 on their home turf. New York has slugged .439 this season. Rajai Davis leads the team with a mark of .700.
The Indians are 35-27 on the road. The Cleveland pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.78. Shane Bieber leads the team with a 3.26 earned run average. The Mets won the last meeting 4-3. Luis Avilan earned his fourth victory and Juan Lagares went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for New York. Brad Hand registered his fourth loss for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 6-4, .309 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
Indians: 4-6, .266 batting average, 4.62 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
Mets Injuries: Marcus Stroman: (hamstring), Drew Smith: (elbow), Jacob Rhame: (elbow), Robert Gsellman: (lat), Dominic Smith: (foot), Brandon Nimmo: (neck), Yoenis Cespedes: (heels), Jeff McNeil: (hamstring), Jed Lowrie: (knee), Robinson Cano: (hamstring).
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: (groin), Jefry Rodriguez: (shoulder), Dan Otero: (shoulder), Tyler Olson: (undisclosed), Corey Kluber: (arm), A.J. Cole: (shoulder), Carlos Carrasco: (leukemia), Cody Anderson: (elbow), Bradley Zimmer: (shoulder), Jordan Luplow: (hamstring), Christian Arroyo: (forearm).