After getting Jacob deGrom a win yesterday, the New York Mets are feeling good. The Mets (34-41) have split the first six games of their seven game road trip, and can secure a winning trip with a victory this afternoon. The Mets have already won two of the first three games in their series with the Miami Marlins (37-37), and can win the series with a victory in the finale. First pitch for this afternoon's contest at Marlins Park is scheduled for 1:10 pm.
The Mets will send lefty Jonathon Niese (3-4, 2.67 ERA) to the mound this afternoon. Niese suffered a loss in his last time out, allowing three runs in six innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. The Marlins will counter with rookie right hander Anthony DeSclafani (1-1, 5.60 ERA). DeSclafani took a no decision in his last outing, allowing four runs in 6.1 innings against the Chicago Cubs.
New York Mets Lineup:
- RF Curtis Granderson
- 2B Daniel Murphy
- 3B David Wright
- 1B Lucas Duda
- CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
- SS Ruben Tejada
- C Anthony Recker
- SP Jonathon Niese
- LF Eric Young Jr
- The Marlins have placed second baseman Rafael Furcal on the disabled list after he suffered a hamstring injury in last night's game. Derek Dietrich has been called up to replaced him.
- David Wright has an RBI in five consecutive games, the second longest streak of his career.
- Kirk Nieuwenhuis gets a start in center field today and will bat fifth in the order.