Marcus Stroman on the mound as Mets face Cubs at 7:10 p.m. on SNY

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The Mets (35-25) wrap up their four-game series against the Chicago Cubs (38-30) at Citi FIeld on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets Notes

  • The Mets are a season-high 10-games above .500 for the first time this season. The team has not been 10 games above .500 since the end of the 2019 season (also, 10 games) and have not been more than 10 games over .500 since the end of 2016, when they were 12 games above .500

  • The Mets are seeking their fifth sweep of the season today and are looking for their first four-game sweep of the Cubs since June 30-July 3, 2016 in New York.

  • Marcus Stroman has completed at least 6.0 innings in each of his last seven starts -- the longest streak of his career. He has a 2.49 ERA (12 earned runs/43.1 innings) over this stretch.

  • The Mets have drawn 10 walks with the bases loaded this year, which is tied for second in the majors. Each of New York's 10 bases-loaded walks have been by a different player.

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Cubs

Mets

Joc Pederson, LF

Jonathan Villar, 3B

Kris Bryant, 3B

Francisco Lindor, SS

Javier Baez, SS

Pete Alonso, 1B

Anthony Rizzo, 1B

Dominic Smith, LF

Willson Contreras, C

James McCann, C

Jason Heyward, RF

Billy McKinney, RF

Jake Marisnick, CF

Kevin Pillar, CF

Sergio Alcantara, 2B

Jose Peraza, 2B

Kyle Hendricks, RHP

Marcus Stroman, RHP

Who is starting for the Mets?

RHP Marcus Stroman, who had a strong start against the San Diego Padres on June 12, allowing one run on six hits while walking one and striking out eight.

Overall this season, Stroman has a 2.33 ERA and 1.07 WHIP with 67 strikeouts in 77.1 innings over 13 starts.

Who is starting for the Cubs?

RHP Kyle Hendricks, who allowed two runs on three hits while walking one and striking out two in 6.0 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 12.

Overall this season, Hendricks has a 4.46 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with 58 strikeouts in 74.2 innings over 13 starts.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets open a four-game series against the Nationals in Washington D.C. on Friday night at 7:05 p.m.

Joey Lucchesi gets the start for New York, while Joe Ross takes the ball for the Nats.

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