David Peterson on mound, Jeff McNeil returns as Mets face Rays at 7:10 p.m. on SNY

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Mets Francisco Lindor Jeff McNeil high five
Mets Francisco Lindor Jeff McNeil high five

The Mets (18-13) open a three-game series against the Rays (20-19) in Tampa on Friday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets Notes

  • The Mets are batting .317 with a .405 OBP with runners in scoring position in May

  • The Mets have scored 53 runs in 11 games in May after scoring 58 runs in 21 games in April

  • The Mets are second in the majors with a 2.89 team ERA, trailing only the San Diego Padres (2.82 ERA)

  • Francisco Lindor is on a six-game hitting streak, batting .400 with one double, one home run, six runs scored, four RBI, five walks, and two stolen bases in that span

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Mets

Rays

Jeff McNeil, DH

Randy Arozarena, LF

Francisco Lindor, SS

Manuel Margot, RF

Michael Conforto, RF

Austin Meadows, DH

Pete Alonso, 1B

Yandy Diaz, 1B

Dominic Smith, LF

Mike Brosseau, 2B

Kevin Pillar, CF

Willy Adames, SS

Jonathan Villar, 3B

Mike Zunino, C

James McCann, C

Kevin Padlo, 3B

Jose Peraza, 2B

Brett Phillips, CF

Who is starting for the Mets?

LHP David Peterson, who struggled with his command during his outing last Friday against the Diamondbacks at Citi Field. He was lifted after 1.2 innings after walking three batters, giving up three hits, and being charged with three runs.

Overall this season, Peterson has a 5.54 ERA and 1.38 WHIP with 32 strikeouts in 26 innings over six starts.

Who is starting for the Rays?

RHP Tyler Glasnow, who allowed three runs on two hits while walking four and striking out 11 in 5.2 innings last Saturday against the Athletics in Oakland.

Overall this season, Glasnow has a 2.37 ERA and 0.89 WHIP with 75 strikeouts in 49.1 innings over eight starts.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets continue their series with the Rays on Saturday afternoon at 1:10.