The Mets will send right hander Corey Oswalt (3-2, 6.62 ERA) to the mound today. Oswalt made a start last Sunday when the Mets chose to scratch Jacob deGrom in rainy weather, allowing two runs in three innings against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Mets went on to win that game 6-4. The Red Sox will counter with righty Rick Porcello (16-7, 4.27 ERA). Porcello struggled in his last outing, giving up four runs in 5.2 innings against the Houston Astros on Sunday, but did not factor in the decision. The Red Sox went on to win that game 6-5.
New York Mets Lineup:
- SS Amed Rosario
- 2B Jeff McNeil
- LF Michael Conforto
- DH Jay Bruce
- 3B Todd Frazier
- RF Brandon Nimmo
- 1B Dominic Smith
- C Kevin Plawecki
- CF Austin Jackson
- Oswalt has never faced the Red Sox before.
- Porcello is 1-1 with an 8.44 ERA in two career starts against the Mets, but he has not faced them since 2013, when he was a member of the Detroit Tigers.
- Jay Bruce will serve as the Mets’ designated hitter today and bat cleanup.
- Jose Reyes is 6 for 12 with a triple in his career against Porcello.
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