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Alcantara, Marlins to take on deGrom, Mets on Monday

August 5, 2019

Miami Marlins (42-67, fifth in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (55-56, fourth in the NL East)

Flushing, Queens; Monday, 4 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (4-10, 4.54 ERA) Mets: Jacob deGrom (6-7, 2.78 ERA)

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets host the Miami Marlins for a doubleheader Monday.

The Mets are 23-24 against the rest of their division. New York has hit 159 home runs as a team this season. Pete Alonso leads the team with 34, averaging one every 11.7 at-bats.

The Marlins are 16-33 against the rest of their division. Miami ranks last in the National League in hitting with a .237 batting average. Miguel Rojas leads the team with an average of .291. The Mets won the last meeting 6-2. Jacob deGrom notched his fifth victory and Robinson Cano went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and an RBI for New York. Sandy Alcantara took his ninth loss for Miami.

TOP PERFORMERS: Alonso leads the Mets with 59 extra base hits and is batting .256. Wilson Ramos is 10-for-34 with a double, two home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.

Brian Anderson leads the Marlins with 42 extra base hits and is slugging .440. Rojas is 14-for-39 with a double, a triple, three home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 9-1, .264 batting average, 2.77 ERA, outscored opponents by 29 runs

Marlins: 5-5, .232 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored by five runs

Mets Injuries: Drew Smith: 60-day IL (elbow), Jacob Rhame: 10-day IL (elbow), Dominic Smith: 10-day IL (foot), Brandon Nimmo: 10-day IL (neck), Yoenis Cespedes: 60-day IL (heels), Jed Lowrie: 60-day IL (knee), Robinson Cano: day-to-day (hamstring).

Marlins Injuries: Jose Urena: 60-day IL (back), Drew Steckenrider: 60-day IL (elbow), Ryne Stanek: 10-day IL (hip), Pablo Lopez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Julian Fernandez: 60-day IL (elbow), Austin Brice: 10-day IL (forearm), Cesar Puello: day-to-day (hip), Neil Walker: day-to-day (finger), Chad Wallach: 60-day IL (concussion).

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