The Marlins are 7-7 against opponents from the NL East. Miami’s team on-base percentage of .290 is last in the National League. Corey Dickerson leads the lineup with an OBP of .353.
The Mets are 12-7 against NL East Division opponents. New York has slugged .344, last in the majors. Jonathan Villar leads the club with a .386 slugging percentage, including eight extra-base hits and four home runs.
The Marlins won the last meeting 3-1. Yimi Garcia notched his third victory and Garrett Cooper went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBIs for Miami. Drew Smith registered his first loss for New York.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jesus Aguilar leads the Marlins with 32 RBIs and is batting .255.
Villar leads the Mets with four home runs and is batting .218.
LAST 10 GAMES: Marlins: 6-4, .232 batting average, 3.50 ERA
Mets: 5-5, .208 batting average, 4.03 ERA, outscored by six runs
INJURIES: Marlins: Jordan Holloway: (undisclosed), Elieser Hernandez: (biceps), Jorge Guzman: (elbow), Jeff Brigham: (undisclosed), Starling Marte: (rib), Lewis Brinson: (undisclosed), Jorge Alfaro: (leg).