New York Mets (37-19, first in the NL East) vs. San Diego Padres (33-21, second in the NL West)
San Diego; Monday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Carlos Carrasco (6-1, 3.63 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 51 strikeouts); Padres: Blake Snell (0-2, 4.80 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 18 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -110, Padres -109; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The San Diego Padres host the New York Mets to open a three-game series.
San Diego has a 13-10 record in home games and a 33-21 record overall. The Padres have a 16-6 record in games when they did not allow a home run.
New York has a 37-19 record overall and an 18-11 record in road games. The Mets have the best team batting average in the NL at .264.
Monday’s game is the first time these teams meet this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Manny Machado has 14 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 32 RBI for the Padres. Jake Cronenworth is 10-for-41 with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.
Pete Alonso has nine doubles, 16 home runs and 54 RBI for the Mets. Starling Marte is 13-for-43 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs and nine RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Padres: 5-5, .240 batting average, 3.03 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs
Mets: 8-2, .281 batting average, 2.90 ERA, outscored opponents by 31 runs
INJURIES: Padres: Wil Myers: 10-Day IL (knee), Pierce Johnson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Matt Beaty: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Austin Adams: 60-Day IL (forearm), Fernando Tatis Jr.: 60-Day IL (wrist), Michel Baez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Adrian Morejon: 60-Day IL (elbow), Drew Pomeranz: 60-Day IL (undisclosed)
Mets: Travis Jankowski: 10-Day IL (hand), Sean Reid-Foley: 60-Day IL (elbow), Max Scherzer: 15-Day IL (oblique), Trevor May: 60-Day IL (tricep), Tylor Megill: 15-Day IL (lat), James McCann: 10-Day IL (hamate), Jacob deGrom: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Curtiss: 60-Day IL (elbow), Joey Lucchesi: 60-Day IL (elbow)
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