New York hosts Arizona, aims to build on deGrom’s strong showing
Flushing, Queens; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Mets -125; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: New York heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Jacob deGrom. deGrom pitched seven innings, giving up one run on three hits with 11 strikeouts against Arizona.
The Mets are 39-29 on their home turf. The New York offense has compiled a .259 batting average as a team this season, good for eighth in the National League. Jeff McNeil leads the team with a mark of .327.
The Diamondbacks have gone 39-36 away from home. Arizona’s lineup has 207 home runs this season, Eduardo Escobar leads them with 33 homers. The Mets won the last meeting 3-1. Jacob deGrom secured his ninth victory and Pete Alonso went 2-for-4 with two home runs and two RBIs for New York. Merrill Kelly took his 14th loss for Arizona.
TOP PERFORMERS: Alonso leads the Mets with 77 extra base hits and is batting .270. Wilson Ramos is 13-for-32 with five doubles, a home run and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 6-4, .290 batting average, 4.99 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
Diamondbacks: 7-3, .234 batting average, 3.39 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs