Joey Lucchesi goes up against former team as Mets face Padres on SNY

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Joey Lucchesi delivers a pitch road greys close shot
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The Mets (27-22, first in NL East) take on the San Diego Padres (35-23, second in NL West) on Friday at 10:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets Notes

- The Mets have been in first place for 31 days, since May 8 -- it's the longest streak in first place since the end of the 2015 season.

- Francisco Lindor is on a six-game hitting streak. He's batting .385 (10-26) in that span with eight runs, a double, a triple, a home run, a walk and three RBI in that span with a 1.023 OPS

- The Mets have recorded 10 or more hits in three of their last five games. Overall, the team has won six of their last eight games.

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Mets

Padres

Kevin Pillar, LF

Tommy Pham, LF

Francisco Lindor, SS

Manny Machado, 3B

James McCann, C

Jake Cronenworth, 2B

Pete Alonso, 1B

Fernando Tatis Jr., SS

Brandon Drury, 3B

Eric Hosmer, 1B

Billy McKinney, RF

Wil Myers, RF

Jose Peraza, 2B

Jurikson Profar, CF

Mason Williams, CF

Webster Rivas, C

Joey Lucchesi, LHP

Blake Snell, LHP

Who is starting for the Mets?

Joey Lucchesi takes the mound against his former team for the first time. He lasted just 3.2 IP in his last outing against the Colorado Rockies on May 27, allowing one run on two hits with three walks.

Who is starting for the Padres?

Blake Snell is 1-2 with a 5.55 ERA over 11 starts this season, his first in San Diego. The lefty allowed seven runs on five hits in just 3.0 IP against the Houston Astros on May 30.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets and Padres will continue their series on Saturday at 10:10 p.m. on SNY.

Jacob deGrom (4-2, 0.71 ERA) takes the mound, and will go up against Joe Musgrove (4-4, 2.08 ERA) for San Diego.