Cincinnati Reds (44-65, fourth in the NL Central) vs. New York Mets (72-39, first in the NL East)
New York; Wednesday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: T.J. Zeuch (0-0); Mets: Taijuan Walker (9-3, 3.45 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 80 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -320, Reds +253; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets will try to keep a five-game home win streak alive when they take on the Cincinnati Reds.
New York has a 37-18 record at home and a 72-39 record overall. Mets pitchers have a collective 3.55 ERA, which ranks fifth in MLB play.
Cincinnati is 44-65 overall and 20-33 in road games. The Reds are 30-13 in games when they out-hit their opponents.
Wednesday’s game is the sixth time these teams square off this season. The Mets are up 4-1 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Pete Alonso has 29 home runs, 45 walks and 95 RBI while hitting .278 for the Mets. Jeff McNeil is 15-for-37 with four doubles, two home runs and six RBI over the last 10 games.
Nick Senzel has 10 doubles and three home runs for the Reds. Joey Votto is 8-for-33 with two home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 8-2, .294 batting average, 3.64 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs
Reds: 6-4, .230 batting average, 3.21 ERA, outscored by one run
INJURIES: Mets: Tommy Hunter: 15-Day IL (back), Drew Smith: 15-Day IL (back), Dominic Smith: 10-Day IL (ankle), Tylor Megill: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sean Reid-Foley: 60-Day IL (elbow), John Curtiss: 60-Day IL (elbow), Joey Lucchesi: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Reds: Mike Moustakas: 10-Day IL (calf), Robert Dugger: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Hunter Greene: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Tyler Stephenson: 60-Day IL (clavicle), Jeff Hoffman: 15-Day IL (forearm), Aramis Garcia: 10-Day IL (finger), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60-Day IL (forearm), Tony Santillan: 60-Day IL (back), Art Warren: 15-Day IL (elbow), Tejay Antone: 60-Day IL (elbow), Lucas Sims: 60-Day IL (back), Justin Wilson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Connor Overton: 60-Day IL (back), Daniel Duarte: 60-Day IL (elbow)
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