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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Dodgers @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Rich Hill, LHP
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Hill came off the disabled list with a vengeance, limiting the Cubs to three hits over six scoreless innings in his first legitimate start in six weeks, with no blister issues.

Jerry Blevins, LHP
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The Mets scratched Jason Vargas late Saturday night, and the club named Blevins the starter Sunday morning. It's the lefty's first start in 533 career appearances.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Last time out, Taillon allowed three earned runs over five innings in a loss to the Brewers at home. Both of Taillon's career starts vs. the Mets came in his rookie season, when he allowed three runs on eight hits and three walks over 14 innings.

Seth Lugo, RHP
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Subbing for Noah Syndergaard in the Mets’ rotation, Lugo has run into a rough patch, allowing eight earned runs in his last eight innings. The Mets hope a return to sea level will help Lugo, who lasted just three innings last time out in Denver.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Chad Kuhl, RHP
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Kuhl struggled through his worst start of the season, and may have been tipping his pitches, as he allowed eight runs while recording only six outs against Arizona on Thursday. Kuhl has posted a 4.08 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in seven road starts this year.

Steven Matz, LHP
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His last start at Coors Field aside, Matz has been one of the Mets’ best pitchers, posting a 3.10 ERA since the start of May. Matz allowed two runs in five innings in his only previous career start against the Pirates, back in 2016.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova is coming off one of his best starts of the season when he allowed just three hits while striking out eight over eight scoreless innings against the D-backs. He's strung together back-to-back quality starts for the first time since April.

Zack Wheeler, RHP
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Consistently dialing his fastball into the upper 90s, Wheeler has leaned on velocity to strike out 67 batters over his last 64 2/3 innings. He has faced the Pirates just once in his career, allowing three runs in six innings of a start last May.

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