Marcus Stroman gets start in Mets' rubber game vs. Marlins

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Marcus Stroman road greys tight shot
Marcus Stroman road greys tight shot

The Mets (2-3, third in NL East) are back at it against the Miami Marlins (2-6, fourth in NL East) on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.

Mets Notes

- Michael Conforto, who has been experiencing some early season struggles at the dish, was moved down in the batting order from third to sixth.

- Hitting with runners in scoring position has already become an issue for New York, as they are slashing .146/.351/.171 in those situations this season.

- Marcus Stroman, who gets his second start of the season, delivered 83.3 percent of groundballs in his first outing of the new campaign. That's the highest mark of any pitcher so far this year.

- The Mets are fifth in the NL with a .333 OBP this season.

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Marlins

Mets

Corey Dickerson, LF

Brandon Nimmo, CF

Starling Marte, CF

Francisco Lindor, SS

Jesus Aguilar, 1B

Dominic Smith, LF

Brian Anderson, 3B

Pete Alonso, 1B

Adam Duvall, RF

Jeff McNeil, 2B

Jazz Chisholm Jr, 2B

Michael Conforto, RF

Miguel Rojas, SS

Luis Guillorme, 3B

Chad Wallach, C

Tomas Nido, C

John Curtiss, RHP

Marcus Stroman, RHP

Who is starting for the Mets?

Stroman (1.50 ERA), who had a very solid first start against the Philadelphia Phillies last week. The righty let up just one run on three hits over six innings of work.

His arsenal on the bump was working groundballs, his bread and butter, all game long. He collected three strikeouts as well.

Who is starting for the Marlins?

John Curtiss, who serves as Miami's opener in this one. Curtiss is used to this sort of situation, having done so with the Tampa Bay Rays last season.

The 28-year-old owns a 6.75 ERA in three appearances this season

Upcoming schedule

The Mets begin a new series on Monday with the Phillies at 7:10 p.m. on SNY

LHP David Peterson (0-1, 13.50 ERA) will go for the Mets against RHP Chase Anderson (X0-1, 3.60 ERA).