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Mets vs. Blue Jays, June 4: Kodai Senga takes the ball at 1:40 pm on SNY

New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga (34) follows through after delivering a pitch during the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field


The Mets look to avoid the sweep as they face the Toronto Blue Jays at Citi Field at 1:40 pm on SNY.

Mets Notes

  • Despite losing the first two games of the series, the Mets are 8-6 against the American League in 2023.

  • New York’s .511 winning percentage in interleague play ranks second all-time among National League clubs.

  • Jeff McNeil is slashing .332/.382/.453 in 81 career interleague games with seven home runs and 36 RBI.

  • In a season with stolen bases on the rise, the Mets have been the most efficient team in the majors with an 87.5 percent success rate.

  • Kodai Senga only trails Nolan Ryan and Dwight Gooden for the most strikeouts in his first ten major league games with the Mets with 70.

Blue Jays


George Springer, RF

Tommy Pham, CF

Bo Bichette, SS

Mark Canha, LF

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., DH

Francisco Lindor, SS

Brandon Belt, 1B

Pete Alonso, 1B

Matt Chapman, 3B

Eduardo Escobar, 3B

Daulton VarshoCF

Starling Marte, RF

Whit MerrifieldLF

Jeff McNeil, 2B

Cavan Biggio, 2B

Mark Vientos, DH

Tyler Heineman, C

Francisco Alvarez, C

Who is starting for the Mets?

Kodai Sengawho is making his first start without an extra day of rest this season.

Senga enters Sunday’s outing after tossing a game on Tuesday against the Phillies, posting seven shutout innings while allowing just one hit with no walks and nine strikeouts.

Across his ten starts, Senga is 5-3 with a 3.44 ERA across 55.0 innings of work. The Mets are 2-0 in Senga’s interleague starts this season with wins over the Athletics and Rays.

Who is starting for the Blue Jays?

Yusei Kikuchi takes the ball for Toronto this afternoon in his 12th start of the season.

In 2023, Kikuchi is 6-2 with a 4.47 ERA across 56.1 innings of work for Toronto. After two losses, the lefty won his last decision over Milwaukee with five innings of work, surrendering just two runs on three hits. Despite walking five hitters, Kikuchi also struck out four.

Kikuchi faces the Mets for the first time in his career.

Upcoming schedule

Following Monday’s off-day, the Mets travel to Atlanta for a divisional showdown against the first-place Atlanta Braves to start a three-game series.

Right-hander Max Scherzer (5-3, 3.44 ERA) takes the ball for New York on SNY. Atlanta is yet to announce a starter.