New York Mets (70-70, third in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (58-81, fourth in the NL East)
Miami; Thursday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Marcus Stroman (9-12, 2.93 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 136 strikeouts) Marlins: Jesus Luzardo (5-7, 7.00 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, 71 strikeouts)
LINE: Marlins +148, Mets -171; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Miami and New York will face off on Thursday.
The Marlins are 37-34 on their home turf. Miami hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .298 this season, led by Miguel Rojas with a mark of .331.
The Mets are 29-43 in road games. New York has a collective on-base percentage of .312, led by Pete Alonso with a mark of .339.
The Marlins won the last meeting 2-1. Anthony Bender earned his third victory and Bryan De La Cruz went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI for Miami. Edwin Diaz registered his sixth loss for New York.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jazz Chisholm Jr. is second on the Marlins with 14 home runs and is slugging .426.
Alonso leads the Mets with 57 extra base hits and 84 RBI.
LAST 10 GAMES: Marlins: 5-5, .225 batting average, 2.88 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
Mets: 7-3, .279 batting average, 3.56 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs
INJURIES: Marlins: Cody Poteet: (knee), Pablo Lopez: (rotator cuff), Jorge Guzman: (elbow), Jeff Brigham: (undisclosed), Garrett Cooper: (elbow), Jose Devers: (shoulder), Jon Berti: (concussion), Brian Anderson: (shoulder), Jesus Aguilar: (knee).
Mets: Jordan Yamamoto: (shoulder), Joey Lucchesi: (elbow), Jose Martinez: (knee), Jose Peraza: (finger), Brandon Nimmo: (hamstring), Dellin Betances: (shoulder), Jacob deGrom: (forearm), Robert Gsellman: (lat), Stephen Nogosek: (shoulder), Noah Syndergaard: (elbow), Corey Oswalt: (knee), David Peterson: (side), Jake Reed: (forearm), Sean Reid-Foley: (elbow), Drew Smith: (shoulder), Robert Stock: (hamstring), Tomas Nido: (thumb).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
Luzardo expected to start for Miami against New York
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