Jacob deGrom takes the mound as Mets face Cubs at 7:10 p.m. on SNY

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Jacob deGrom white uniform vs. Padres changeup grip
Jacob deGrom white uniform vs. Padres changeup grip

The Mets (34-25) continue a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs (38-29) at Citi Field on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets Notes

  • The Mets are a season-high nine games above .500 for the first time this season. The team has not been 10 games above .500 since the end of the 2019 season.

  • The Mets have been in first place since Saturday, May 8. This is their longest streak atop the NL East since the end of the 2015 season.

  • Jacob deGrom enters tonight's start with the longest active scoreless streak (22.0 IP) in MLB. He's retired the opponent's 1-2-3 hitters to start the game in each of his last nine starts. Going back to his first start of the year, he has retired 28 consecutive hitters in the first inning.

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Joc Pederson, LF

Jonathan Villar, 3B

Anthony Rizzo, 1B

Francisco Lindor, SS

Javier Baez, SS

Dominic Smith, LF

Ian Happ, CF

Pete Alonso, 1B

Patrick Wisdom, 3B

Billy McKinney, RF

Rafael Ortega, RF

Kevin Pillar, CF

Eric Sogard, 2B

Luis Guillorme, 2B

Jose Lobaton, C

Tomas Nido, C

Robert Stock, RHP

Jacob deGrom, RHP

Who is starting for the Mets?

Jacob deGrom looks to continue his dominant season, after he left his last start against the San Diego Padres after 6.0 IP with right flexor tendonitis. The ace tossed just 80 pitches, but said his concern level was low with the minor injury.

Who is starting for the Cubs?

RHP Robert Stock will make his Cubs debut after going 0-3 with a 4.12 ERA in nine starts for Triple-A Iowa. He's made 52 MLB appearances over three seasons with the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox from 2018-2020, going 2-2 with a 4.24 ERA.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets wrap up their series against the Cubs on Thursday at 7:10 p.m.

Marcus Stroman gets the start for New York, while Kyle Hendricks will take the mound for Chicago.