New York Mets (49-30, first in NL East) vs Cincinnati Reds (27-51, fifth in NL Central)
Cincinnati; Monday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
Pitching Prospects: Mets: Taijuan Walker (6-2, 2.72 ERA, 1.17 whip, 52 strikes); Reds: Hunter Green (3-9, 5.72 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 93 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Mets-170, Reds +144; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
Bottom line: The Cincinnati Reds began their three-match series at home against the New York Mets on Monday.
Cincinnati has a 13–25 record at home and a 27–51 record overall. The Reds have a 6-11 record in games when they scored two or more home runs.
New York is 23-17 in the Road Games and 49-30 overall. The Mets have the seventh-placed team slugging percentage in the NL at .399.
The teams will meet on Monday for the first time this season.
Top Performer: Tommy Pham has scored nine doubles, 11 home runs and 34 RBIs, hitting .257 for the Reds. Nick Senzel is 14-for-33 with a double in the last 10 games.
Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 22 home runs slugging .545. Brandon Nimmo is 11-for-41 in the last 10 games with three doubles, one home run and three RBIs.
Last 10 games: Reds: 4-6, .262 batting average, 6.83 ERA, 24 runs outscore
Mets: 4-6, .213 batting average, 4.55 ERA, 15 runs outscore
Injuries: Reds: Kyle Farmer: Days (arms), Nick Lodolo: 60-days IL (back), Teje Anton: 60-days IL (elbows), Lucas Sims: 60-days IL (back), Alexis Diaz: 15-day IL (biceps), Tony Santillon: 15-day IL (back), Aristides Aquino: 10-day IL (calf), Jake Fraley: 60-day IL (knee), Tyler Stephenson: 10-day IL (arm) ), Vladimir Gutierrez: 15-day IL (forearm), Tyler Naquin: 10-day IL (quadricep), Justin Wilson: 60-day IL (elbow), Connor Overton: 60-day IL (back), Daniel Duarte: 60 -Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60-Day IL (Shoulder)
Mets: Chris Bassitt: 15-days IL (unknown), Tyler Megill: 60-days IL (shoulder), Travis Jankowski: 10-days IL (arms), Shaun Reed-Foley: 60-days IL (elbow), Max Scherzer : 15-day IL (oblique), Trevor May: 60-day IL (tricep), Jacob deGrom: 60-day IL (shoulder), John Curtis: 60-day IL (elbow), Joey Luchesi: 60-day IL ( elbow)
The Associated Press produced this story using technology provided by DataScrew and data from Sportradar,