The New York Mets (20-23) play host to the Los Angeles Dodgers (23-22) Tuesday night as the two teams open up a three-game series at Citi Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM. The Mets will try and keep the Dodgers high powered offense at bay, as they rank third in the NL in team batting average (.260) and fourth in homers (46). However, the Dodgers are in a bit of a slump, having lost two in a row and six out of their last ten. The Mets also are in the middle of a miserable month, posting a 5-12 record in May and are looking to avoid dropping two in a row themselves.
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Mets Starting Lineup
- LF Eric Young Jr.
- 2B Daniel Murphy
- 3B David Wright
- RF Curtis Granderson
- CF Chris Young
- 1B Lucas Duda
- SS Wilmer Flores
- C Juan Centeno
- SP Rafael Montero
Rookie phenom Rafael Montero (0-1, 4.50) will make his second career start for the Mets, looking to build off an solid debut last week against the Yankees. Although he took the loss, Montero tossed six innings allowing three runs while also striking out three.
- Justin Turner returns to Citi Field for the first time since signing with the Dodgers last winter. A Met for parts of four seasons, Turner will not start Tuesday, but is available to substitute into the ballgame.
- Yasiel Puig makes his first visit to New York, leading the Dodgers with a .322 batting average with nine homers and 36 RBI. He will bat second for the Dodgers Tuesday night.
- Despite a successful return to the lineup this weekend, Juan Lagares will not start in centerfield, as he returned to his native Dominican Republic due to a death in the family. Lagares remains active on the roster and had gone 3-for-8 with four RBI and a run scored in Saturday and Sunday's games versus Washington.
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