The New York Mets (58-68) look to even up their series with the Detroit Tigers (75-53) Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 PM. It will be aces up for both squads as Matt Harvey faces Max Scherzer in a 2013 All-Star Game rematch, the first time in MLB history that the two ASG starters will have faced each other in the regular season.
Mets Starting Lineup
- LF Eric Young Jr
- 2B Daniel Murphy
- RF Marlon Byrd
- 1B Ike Davis
- 3B Wilmer Flores
- CF Juan Lagares
- C John Buck
- SS Omar Quintanilla
- SP Matt Harvey
Matt Harvey (9-4, 2.25) will try to get his tenth win of the season for the third time, after watching the Met bullpen blow his lead August 18 in San Diego. Harvey allowed two runs in six innings that night, leaving the game in line for the win, but the Padres tied it up in the eighth before winning on a walkoff homer in the ninth.
Max Scherzer (18-1, 2.82) looks to get one step closer to becoming the league's first 20-game winner of 2013 and has picked up the "W" in five of his last six starts. In that span, Scherzer has allowed just eight runs in 42.2 innings pitched for a 1.71 ERA.
- The Mets have recalled OF/1B Lucas Duda from AAA Las Vegas following a 16-game stint with the 51's where Duda was hitting .306 with one homer and 14 RBI. To make room on the active roster, Mike Baxter has been optioned to AAA.
- Today's game will mark the first time in MLB history that the two All Star Game starting pitchers have faced off in a regular season matchup.
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