9/19/17 Game Preview: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

New York Mets v Miami Marlins
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It was another rough night for Matt Harvey as the New York Mets (65-85) got blown out in Miami. The Miami Marlins (70-80) pounded Harvey for seven runs in four innings en route to a 13-1 win in the opener of a three game set. The Mets will look to bounce back and even their series with the Marlins tonight. First pitch for the middle game of this three game series is scheduled for 7:10 pm at Marlins Park.

9/19/17 Game Preview: New York Mets at Miami Marlins
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 18: Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets looks on during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 18, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Mets will send right hander Seth Lugo (6-5, 5.21 ERA) to the mound this evening. Lugo was hit hard in his last start, giving up eight runs (seven earned) in three innings to lose to the Chicago Cubs last Thursday. The Marlins will counter with righty Odrisamer Despaigne (0-3, 4.35 ERA). Despaigne last pitched on Sunday, allowing two hits in one third of an inning against the Milwaukee Brewers, after the Marlins opted to skip his turn in the rotation last week.

Local Coverage:

Television: SNY

Radio: WOR

New York Mets Lineup:

  1. RF Nori Aoki
  2. SS Jose Reyes
  3. 3B Asdrubal Cabrera
  4. 1B Dominic Smith
  5. C Travis d’Arnaud
  6. LF Brandon Nimmo
  7. CF Juan Lagares
  8. 2B Phillip Evans
  9. SP Seth Lugo

Pre-Game Notes:

  • Lugo is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in one start against the Marlins this season.
  • Despaigne is 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA in two appearances (one start) against the Mets this season.
  • Amed Rosario has been diagnosed with gastroenteritis and is out of the lineup for a second straight game. Jose Reyes will start at shortstop and bat second, opening up second base for Phillip Evans, who will bat eighth.
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