Mets @ Tigers, May 3: Joey Lucchesi starts Game 1 of doubleheader at 1:40 p.m. on SNY

Apr 21, 2023; San Francisco, California, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi (47) delivers a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Oracle Park


The Mets play Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Tigers in Detroit on Wednesday at 1:40 p.m. on SNY.

Mets Notes

  • The Mets have played 25 doubleheaders since the start of the 2021 season -- more than any team in the majors

  • Jose Butto will be the 27th man for both games of today's doubleheader

  • Francisco Alvarez is hitting .320 with a double, homer, and three RBI over his last nine games

  • Brandon Nimmo is sixth in the majors with 1.6 fWAR, and is hitting .364 over his last 19 games

  • The Mets are 10-7 on the road this season

Who is starting for the Mets?

Joey Lucchesi, who has performed very well after being thrust into the rotation as the Mets dealt with multiple injuries to their starters.

Lucchesi fired seven shutout innings against the Giants on April 21 in San Francisco, and allowed three runs in 5.1 innings against the Washington Nationals last Thursday at Citi Field.

Who is starting for the Tigers?

Joey Wentz, who allowed two runs on four hits while walking one and striking out six in 5.2 innings against the Baltimore Orioles last Thursday.

Overall this season, Wentz has a 6.45 ERA (4.53 FIP) and 1.34 WHIP in 22.1 innings over five starts.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets and Tigers play Game 2 of their doubleheader at 6:40 p.m. on SNY.

Max Scherzer is back on the mound after a 10-game suspension, while Michael Lorenzen gets the start for Detroit.