While Porcello (1-5, 6.06 ERA) will start Sunday’s series finale against the Braves at Citi Field, deGrom will open Monday’s home game against the Rays after leaving his most recent start with a spasm in his right hamstring. DeGrom (4-1, 2.09 ERA), who was pulled from Wednesday’s game against the Phillies after two innings because of the hamstring issue, told Rojas he was ready to make his next start following a second straight day with a successful side throwing session.
The Mets (23-28) look to bounce back after Friday night's 15-2 loss, when David Peterson takes the mound against the Atlanta Braves (30-21) at 7:07 p.m. He'll face off against Ian Anderson for the Braves.
Lowrie first griped about his knee discomfort, which the Mets originally referred to as a “left knee capsule sprain,” in his first spring training with the Mets in 2019. He rehabbed through the 2019 season and appeared ready to join the club in May, after playing six games for Triple-A Syracuse, but suffered another setback due to a left hamstring strain and was forced to start from scratch.