It turns out a trip up to Boston was exactly what the doctor ordered for the New York Mets (2-2). A trio of home runs helped the Mets’ bats wake up in a 7-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox (1-3), snapping a two-game losing streak in the process. The Mets will look to wrap up this brief two-game trip with a sweep of the Red Sox tonight. First pitch for the contest is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. at Fenway Park.
The Mets will send rookie left-hander David Peterson to the mound today to make his major league debut. Peterson, the Mets’ first-round draft pick in 2017, went 3-6 with a 4.19 ERA in 24 starts for AA Binghamton last season. The Red Sox will counter with lefty Matt Hall (0-1, 7.71 ERA in 2019), who spent last season as a member of the Tigers’ organization.
New York Mets Lineup:
- The Mets designated Tyler Bashlor for assignment to make room for Peterson on the active and 40-man rosters.
- After getting the day off yesterday, Yoenis Cespedes is back in the Mets’ lineup. Cespedes will bat sixth and serve as the designated hitter.
- Hall has never faced the Mets before.