Mets vs. Reds, Sept. 16: Tylor Megill takes mound at 7:10 p.m. on SNY

New York Mets starting pitcher Tylor Megill (38) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Citi Field
New York Mets starting pitcher Tylor Megill (38) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Citi Field / Vincent Carchietta - USA TODAY Sports


The Mets continue their three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets Notes

  • The Mets have socked 196 home runs this season, tied for the fourth-most in the National League and the sixth-most in a single season in franchise history

  • In 42 games since the start of August, Jeff McNeil is batting .298 with 26 runs, seven doubles, one triple, six home runs, 18 RBI, and six walks with four steals

  • Brandon Nimmo is on a seven-game hitting streak, batting .345 with four runs, three doubles, one triple, one home run, and three RBI with a .406 OBP and a .621 SLG

  • Pete Alonso became the fourth player in Mets history to record three or more seasons with 100 or more RBI. He also recorded his second season with 45 or more home runs, becoming the only player in franchise history to do so

  • Francisco Lindor has recorded 33 doubles, 26 home runs, and 26 stolen bases this season. He's looking to become the fourth player in franchise history to record 30 doubles, 30 home runs and 30 steals in a single-season, joining David Wright (2007), Howard Johnson (1991 & 1989) and Darryl Strawberry (1987)



Brandon Nimmo, CF

Jake Fraley, DH

Francisco Alvarez, C

Nick Martini, RF

Pete Alonso, 1B

Jonathan India, 2B

Francisco Lindor, SS

TJ Friedl, CF

Ronny Mauricio, 3B

Tyler Stephenson, C

Jeff McNeil, 2B

Joey Votto, 1B

Mark Vientos, DH

Christian Encarnacion-Strand, 3B

DJ Stewart, RF

Elly De La Cruz, SS

Tim Locastro, LF

Will Benson, LF

Who is starting for the Mets?

Tylor Megill, who earned a no-decision last time out on Sept. 10 against the Minnesota Twins, tossing five scoreless innings and allowing just two hits.

The right-hander is 2-3 over his last seven starts with a 4.75 ERA and 32 strikeouts over 36.0 IP. In 22 starts this season, Megill is 8-7 with a 5.03 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, and 90 strikeouts in 107.1 innings of work.

Who is starting for the Reds?

Andrew Abbott, who let up six runs on four hits over just 4.0 IP against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sept. 8.

The 24-year-old owns an 8-5 record, 3.64 ERA, and 1.22 WHIP with 107 strikeouts in 18 starts over 99.0 innings. He's struggled as of late, letting up 23 runs on 37 hits with 17 walks over his last seven games (36.0 IP).

Upcoming schedule

The Mets and Reds wrap up their three-game weekend set on Sunday at 1:40 p.m. at Citi Field.

LHP Jose Quintana (2-5, 3.05 ERA) takes the ball for New York against Cincy's left-hander Brandon Williamson (4-4, 4.47 ERA) on SNY.