Mets @ Marlins, Sept. 19: Joey Lucchesi looks to push winning streak to three at 6:40 p.m. on SNY

New York Mets starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi (47) pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning at Busch Stadium.
New York Mets starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi (47) pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning at Busch Stadium. / Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports


The Mets look to continue playing spoiler as they take on the Miami Marlins on Tuesday at 6:40 p.m. on SNY.

Mets notes

  • Francisco Lindor is a career .301 hitter at loanDepot Park with three homers, 13 RBI and 13 runs scored

  • The star shortstop has two home runs in nine career plate appearances against Miami starter Braxton Garrett

  • Pete Alonso is one home run away from tying Howard Johnson (191) for fourth place on the Mets' all-time home run list

  • Jeff McNeil, who hit the game-winning home run Monday night, has an .837 OPS during the month of September

  • Ronny Mauricio has reached safely in 11 of his first 14 big league games, batting .308 with one homer, two doubles and seven RBI



Brandon Nimmo, CF

Luis Arraez, 2B

Ronnny Mauricio, 3B

Jorge Soler, DH

Pete Alonso, 1B

Josh Bell, 1B

Francisco Lindor, SS

Jake Burger, 3B

Francisco Alvarez, C

Bryan De La Cruz, RF

Jeff McNeil, 2B

Jazz Chisholm Jr, CF

Mark Vientos, DH

Garrett Hampson, SS

DJ Stewart, RF

Jon Berti, LF

Tim Locastro, LF

Nick Fortes, C

Who is starting for the Mets?

Left-hander Joey Lucchesi takes the ball looking to build off a strong start his last time out.

In his return to the big league level, the left-hander allowed just an unearned run while walking three and striking out two across seven terrific innings in a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Lucchesi now has a pair of quality starts to go along with a 2.83 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 24 strikeouts over seven MLB appearances this season. While he has done well to limit the damage, he has issued 13 walks over that span.

In two career starts against the Marlins, Lucchesi has a stellar 0.87 ERA, 0.38 WHIP, and 13 strikeouts.

Who is starting for the Marlins?

Fellow southpaw Braxton Garrett will oppose Lucchesi.

Garrett has been having a breakout season for the Marlins, recording nine wins across 28 outings. He's also pitched to a strong 3.67 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 147 strikeouts while walking just 27 batters.

The 26-year-old threw just 3.2 innings in a loss to the Dodgers two starts ago, but he was able to rebound his last time out. Garrett held the Brewers scoreless across six innings and struck out seven batters in a 2-0 win.

He made his first two starts of the year against the Mets, but hasn't faced them since.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets and Marlins close out their three-game set on Wednesday at 6:40 p.m. on SNY.

Kodai Senga (11-7, 2.95 ERA) looks to continue building on his NL Cy Young case for New York, while Miami hasn't announced a starter yet.