Mets bring 1-0 series lead over Marlins into game 2

July 8, 2022 GMT

Miami Marlins (39-42, fourth in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (52-31, first in the NL East)

New York; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Pablo Lopez (5-4, 3.06 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 93 strikeouts); Mets: Chris Bassitt (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -160, Marlins +137; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets face the Miami Marlins, leading the series 1-0.

New York is 52-31 overall and 27-13 at home. The Mets are 16-4 in games when they hit two or more home runs.

Miami has a 39-42 record overall and a 19-25 record on the road. The Marlins are 25-4 in games when they scored at least five runs.

The matchup Friday is the ninth time these teams meet this season. The Mets have a 6-2 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pete Alonso has 22 home runs, 33 walks and 69 RBI while hitting .277 for the Mets. Starling Marte is 16-for-39 with four doubles, two home runs and four RBI over the past 10 games.


Garrett Cooper has a .308 batting average to rank fifth on the Marlins, and has 20 doubles, a triple and six home runs. Miguel Rojas is 10-for-29 with two RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 5-5, .243 batting average, 3.30 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs

Marlins: 6-4, .216 batting average, 3.94 ERA, outscored by 13 runs

INJURIES: Mets: Chris Bassitt: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Tylor Megill: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Travis Jankowski: 10-Day IL (hand), Sean Reid-Foley: 60-Day IL (elbow), Trevor May: 60-Day IL (tricep), Jacob deGrom: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Curtiss: 60-Day IL (elbow), Joey Lucchesi: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Marlins: Jorge Soler: 10-Day IL (pelvis), Jazz Chisholm: 10-Day IL (back), Louis Head: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Edward Cabrera: 15-Day IL (elbow), Cole Sulser: 15-Day IL (lat), Jesus Luzardo: 60-Day IL (forearm), Cody Poteet: 15-Day IL (elbow), Paul Campbell: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anthony Bender: 15-Day IL (back), Sean Guenther: 60-Day IL (arm)


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