What to look for: Marlins vs. Mets, 7:10 PM

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The Mets series win against the Marlins on Tuesday night at Citi Field at 7:10 pm.

Rich MacLeodHere is tonight’s starting lineup for New York:

Curtis Granderson — RF
Yoenis Cespedes — CF
Daniel Murphy — 2B
David Wright — 3B
Michael Conforto — LF
Travis d’Arnaud — C
Lucas Duda — 1B
Ruben Tejada — SS
Jacob deGrom — RHP

Here is today’s pitching matchup:

Jacob deGrom (13-7, 2.40 ERA) will start for the Mets.

Tom Koehler (9-13, 3.99 ERA) will start for the Marlins.

Mets vs MarlinsHere is what I’m looking for from the Mets tonight:

Nine is fine.

Tonight at Citi Field, the Mets will go for their ninth consecutive win (which would be the second time they’ve done that this season) as they face the Marlins.

A victory would not only give the Metropolitans their ninth straight win, but it would reduce the team’s magic number to clinch to National League East to nine as well.

As this team comes down the stretch, each day they get a step closer to the first of many goals. If they continue their solid play tonight, they’ll get that much closer to reaching it.

Back in deGrominant form?

After struggling a bit in three starts, Mets ace Jacob deGrom found himself in one of the biggest games of the season his last time out. Facing the Nationals as the Mets looked for the sweep and to virtually end the race in the NL East, deGrom put together a very impressive start, allowing two runs and striking out nine Nationals in a seven-inning performance where he came away with the victory–thanks to a little help from Kelly Johnson and Yoenis Cespedes.

DeGrom, who has a 2.08 ERA vs. Miami this season. will look to string together back-to-back good outings as he takes the mound tonight.

Cardiac kids.

After coming back from a 3-1 deficit in the 6th inning last night and winning by a score of 4-3 thanks to a 7th inning RBI double by David Wright, the Mets continued quite a trend.

This team is in the midst of an eight-game winning streak; in six of those games, the team has come back from a deficit to win.

Not only that, but in the first seven games of the streak, the Mets scored at least three runs from the 7th inning on in each game, becoming just the third team in the history of the modern era to do so (Elias).

Dating back to Sunday afternoon in Atlanta, the Mets last 10 runs have been scored with two outs. It wouldn’t be all that surprising to see this team pull another one out of their hats tonight, although I’d be content with an low-pressure, wire-to-wire victory as well.

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