Lugo expected to start for the Mets against Marlins

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August 20, 2020 9:51 AM

New York Mets (12-14, fourth in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (9-9, second in the NL East)

Miami; Thursday, 6:10 p.m. EDT - MLB HUB

PITCHING PROBABLES

Mets: Seth Lugo (1-2, 2.61 ERA, .97 WHIP, 11 strikeouts) Marlins: Daniel Castano (0-1, 4.36 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 6 strikeouts)

LINE

Mets favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

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BOTTOM LINE

The New York Mets face the Miami Marlins on Thursday.

The Marlins went 24-52 in division games in 2019. Miami pitchers had an ERA of 4.74 last year with a staff WHIP of 1.35.

The Mets went 40-36 in division games in 2019. New York averaged 8.9 hits with 3.3 extra base hits per game last year.

The teams meet for the sixth time this year. New York leads the season series 5-1.

INJURIES

Marlins: Pat Venditte: (undisclosed), Drew Steckenrider: (elbow), Mike Morin: (elbow), Brian Moran: (knee), Richard Bleier: (left tricep), Jorge Alfaro: (undisclosed).

Mets: Michael Wacha: (shoulder), Noah Syndergaard: (elbow), David Peterson: (shoulder), Jacob deGrom: (neck), Jake Marisnick: (left hamstring), Eduardo Nunez: (knee), Jed Lowrie: (knee), Rene Rivera: (elbow).