David Peterson back on the mound vs. Rockies at 7:10 p.m. on SNY

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David Peterson delivers a pitch home uniform
David Peterson delivers a pitch home uniform

The Mets (21-19, first in NL East) are back at it against the Colorado Rockies (18-29, fourth in NL West) on Monday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.

Mets Notes

The Mets are coming off back-to-back losses and are looking to get back in the win column while they still have a 1.5 game lead atop the NL East. They start a seven-game homestand with four games against the Rockies. The Mets are 11-4 at home with a 1.82 ERA, and have won five straight there.

With so many injuries, James McCann is making his first appearance at first base Monday.

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Away Team

Home Team

Raimel Tapia, LF

Jonathan Villar, 3B

Trevor Story, SS

Francisco Lindor, SS

Charlie Blackmon, RF

James McCann, 1B

C.J. Cron, 1B

Dom Smith, LF

Ryan McMahon, 2B

Tomas Nido, C

Josh Fuentes, 3B

Jose Peraza, 2B

Garrett Hampson, CF

Cameron Maybin, RF

Elias Diaz, C

Johneshwy Fargas, CF

Austin Gomber, P

David Peterson, P

Who is starting for the Mets?

David Peterson (1-3, 4.97 ERA) takes the bump and tries to bounce back from a three-run, five hit, 4.2 inning outing last time out against the Atlanta Braves. He did have five strikeouts and allowed just one walk in the game, but the Mets still lost 5-4.

He has 46 strikeouts to 14 walks over eight appearances this season.

Who is starting for the Rockies?

LHP Austin Gomber (2-4, 4.96 ERA) went six innings in his last outing, allowing five hits and one earned run while striking out seven with one walk. The Rockies fell in extra innings to the San Diego Padres, 2-1.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets and Rockies will play each other three more times this week, including Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Jacob deGrom (3-2, 0.68 ERA) will return for the Mets against Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-2, 4.54 ERA).