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Mets @ Diamondbacks, July 5: Kodai Senga takes the ball in the desert at 9:40 pm on SNY

June 9, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga (34) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports


The Mets (39-46) look to win a second straight series in July as they visit the NL-West leading Arizona Diamondbacks (50-36) on Wednesday night at Chase Field on SNY.

Mets Notes

  • With three straight wins to open July, the Mets have moved six and a half games out of a wild card spot after entering last weekend 10 games out of a playoff spot.

  • A series win would mark the first string of consecutive series victories for New York since mid-May against Tampa Bay and Cleveland.

  • Francisco Lindor has reached base in all 17 career games against the Diamondbacks, slashing .359/.419/.656 in those contests.

  • Francisco Alvarez hit the longest Mets home run of the season (467 feet) on Tuesday to set a new franchise record for home runs (14) by a rookie catcher.



Brandon Nimmo, CF

Geraldo Perdomo, 2B

Tommy Pham, LF

Evan Longoria, 3B

Francisco Lindor, SS

Corbin Carroll, LF

Pete Alonso, 1B

Christian Walker, 1B

Starling Marte, RF

Lourdes Gurriel Jr., DH

Jeff McNeil, 2B

Jake McCarthy, RF

Francisco Alvarez, C

Carson Kelly, C

Brett Baty, 3B

Nick Ahmed, SS

Mark Canha, 1B

Alek Thomas, CF

Who is starting for the Mets?

Kodai Senga takes the mound for New York in his 16th start with a 6-5 record and a 3.53 ERA.

The right-hander made his last start on normal rest with five innings of two-run ball and eight strikeouts against the Brewers.

Tonight, Senga pitches with an extra day of rest as he has done in all but two starts in 2023.

Across 81.2 innings this season, Senga has tallied 101 strikeouts. The right-hander has struck out at least six batters in each of his last four starts.

Who is starting for the Diamondbacks?

Tommy Henry makes his 13th start of the season and his 14th overall appearance in 2023.

In 2023, the left-hander is 5-1 with a 4.08 ERA across 68.1 innings with 49 strikeouts to 25 walks.

Henry is also 2-0 with a 4.94 ERA in five starts this season against the National League East, all of which come against Philadelphia or Washington.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets wrap up their three-game set in Arizona on Thursday night with first pitch set for 9:40 pm on SNY.

RHP Carlos Carrasco (2-3, 5.94 ERA) will pitch for New York, while Arizona counters with RHP Ryne Nelson (5-4, 4.67 ERA).

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