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Mets @ Cubs, May 25: Carlos Carrasco looks to avoid series sweep at 7:40 pm on SNY

July 14, 2022;  Chicago, Illinois, USA;  New York Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (59) delivers against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field.


The Mets will try to salvage one at Wrigley Field on Thursday night as they take on the Chicago Cubs at 7:40 pm on SNY.

Mets Notes

  • Francisco Alvarez stayed red-hot at the plate on Wednesday night, hitting a two-run homer which accounted for the only Mets’ runs. The 21-year-old has gone yard in three of his last four games and owns an eye-popping 1.687 OPS during that stretch.

  • Speaking of going deep, Pete Alonso has hit a home run in five of his last eight games and has a major-league leading 18 long balls on the season. He paces the National League with 43 RBI, as well.

  • Francisco Lindor will look to get going offensively on Thursday night at a ballpark that he’s had past success in. Despite an 0-for-7 start to this series, the shortstop is a lifetime .310 (18-for-58) hitter with four doubles, two home runs and eight RBI in 15 games inside Wrigley.



Brandon Nimmo, CF

Nico Hoerner, 2B

Francisco LindorSS

Dansby Swanson, SS

Jeff McNeil, 2B

Ian Happ, LF

Pete Alonso, 1B

Seiya Suzuki, RF

Brett Baty, 3B

Mike Tauchman, CF

Starling Marte, RF

Christopher Morel, DH

Daniel Vogelbach, DH

Matt Mervis, 1B

Mark Canha, LF

Patrick Wisdom, 3B

Francisco Alvarez, C

Yan Gomes, C

Who is starting for the Mets?

Carlos Carrascowho is 0-2 this season with an 8.68 ERA (1.55 WHIP) and has 11 strikeouts over 18.2 innings over four starts.

In his last start against his former team the Cleveland Guardians, Carrasco went five innings and gave up five earned runs on five hits, including a home run, but got a no-decision after the Mets bailed him out by walking it off in extras. It was the 36-year-old’s first start since April 15 after going on the IL with right-elbow inflammation.

Who is starting for the Cubs?

Kyle Hendricks, who will make his season debut. Speaking of injuries, Hendricks will be pitching for the first time since July 5, 2022 after he suffered a right-shoulder strain that has kept him off a big-league mound for almost a full calendar year.

In 16 starts last season, the right-hander went 4-6 with a 4.80 ERA (1.29 WHIP), totaling 66 strikeouts in 84.1 innings. The 33-year-old pitched in five minor-league starts for Triple-A Iowa this season and finished with a 5.75 ERA (1.33 WHIP) with six walks and 20 K’s over 20.1 innings.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets continue their road-trip and travel to Denver, Colorado to take on the Rockies at Coors Field for a three-game series starting on Thursday night at 8:40 pm on PIX11.

RHP Max Scherzer (3-2, 4.01 ERA) will square off against RHP Connor Seabold (1-1, 5.97 ERA).