8/18/20 Game Preview: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Last night’s game was a big one for the New York Mets (10-14) and their lineup. The Mets burst out for 11 runs and four home runs in a huge victory over the Miami Marlins (9-7) to snap a three-game losing streak. The two teams are set to continue their four-game series tonight, with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. at Marlins Park.

8/18/20 Game Preview: New York Mets at Miami Marlins
Aug 17, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) fields a ground ball before making a put out against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets will send right-hander Corey Oswalt (0-0, 11.25 ERA) to the mound tonight in place of David Peterson, who was scratched due to shoulder fatigue. Oswalt last pitched in relief on July 26, giving up five runs in four innings against the Atlanta Braves. The Marlins will counter with young righty Humberto Mejia (0-0, 3.86 ERA). This will be Mejia’s first start since making his big league debut against the Mets on August 7, when he gave up one run in 2.1 innings of work.

Local Coverage:

Television: SNY

Radio: WCBS

New York Mets Lineup:

Pre-Game Notes:

  • Oswalt is 0-1 with a 7.11 ERA in three career starts against the Marlins.
  • Peterson was placed on the injured list to make room for Oswalt on the active roster. The Mets have also recalled Drew Smith from the alternate site while optioning Franklyn Kilome there to make room for him on the active roster.
  • Tomas Nido will catch tonight, giving Wilson Ramos the night off, and bat ninth.
  • Dominic Smith homered against Mejia when the Mets saw him on August 7.
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