Taijuan Walker on mound as Mets face Cubs at 7:10 p.m. on SNY

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Taijuan Walker follow through on pitch blue away jersey
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The Mets (33-25) continue a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs (38-28) at Citi FIeld on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets Notes

  • Mets starters have a 1.69 ERA in 24 home games this season, which is the lowest ERA by a team's starters through the first 24 home games since the Houston Astros had a 1.56 ERA in 1981

  • Edwin Diaz has a 0.79 ERA over his last 11 appearances

  • The Mets have homered in 15 of their last 18 games

  • Francisco Lindor is batting .310 with a .944 OPS over his last 15 games

  • On this day in 1983, the Mets acquired Keith Hernandez from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey

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Cubs

Mets

Joc Pederson, LF

Jonathan Villar, 3B

Kris Bryant, 3B

Francisco Lindor, SS

Javier Baez, SS

Dominic Smith, LF

Anthony Rizzo, 1B

Pete Alonso, 1B

Willson Contreras, C

Billy McKinney, RF

Ian Happ, CF

James McCann, C

Jason Heyward, RF

Kevin Pillar, CF

Sergio Alcantara, 2B

Luis Guillorme, 2B

Alec Mills, RHP

Taijuan Walker, RHP

Who is starting for the Mets?

RHP Taijuan Walker, who allowed one run in 7.0 innings while giving up five hits, walking one, and striking out nine last Wednesday against the Orioles in Baltimore.

Overall this season, Walker has a 2.07 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with 60 strikeouts in 61.0 innings over 11 starts.

Who is starting for the Cubs?

RHP Alec Mills, who has pitched primarily in relief this season and is making just his second start.

Overall, Mills has a 6.08 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with 15 strikeouts in 23.2 innings.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets continue their series against the Cubs on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m.

Jacob deGrom gets the start for New York, while the Cubs have yet to announce a starter.

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