After rain wiped out the first game of their three game series, the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Mets will start over again this afternoon at Citi Field. The rain wouldn't let up after the fourth inning last night, which is fortunate for the Mets since they were trailing 2-0 at the time. With the game being made up as part of a doubleheader tomorrow, the Mets would love to snag today's game and get off to a good start in the series. First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 pm.
The Mets will send right hander Zack Wheeler (1-4, 4.53 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mets. Wheeler has struggled of late and took a loss in his last time out, allowing five runs (only three earned) in six innings against the Washington Nationals. The Diamondbacks will send righty Josh Collmenter (2-2, 4.02 ERA) to the hill. Collmenter is coming off a win in his last outing, allowing three runs over 5.1 innings in a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
New York Mets Lineup:
- CF Juan Lagares
- 2B Daniel Murphy
- 3B David Wright
- RF Curtis Granderson
- LF Chris Young
- 1B Lucas Duda
- SS Wilmer Flores
- C Anthony Recker
- SP Zack Wheeler
- Vic Black is on his way to New York for tomorrow's doubleheader. Black will be on the taxi squad and should be available out of the bullpen for both games.
- Collmenter took a loss against the Mets in his previous outing against them, allowing three runs in only four innings of work.
- Wheeler's only win on the year came against the Diamondbacks back on April 14th, ironically against Collmenter.
- The Mets will use the same lineup they did last night with the exception of Anthony Recker subbing in for Juan Centeno behind the plate.