Mets and Padres square off to start the NL Wild Card Series
San Diego Padres (89-73, second in the NL West during the regular season) vs. New York Mets (101-61, second in the NL East during the regular season)
New York; Friday, 8:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Yu Darvish (16-8, 3.10 ERA, .95 WHIP, 197 strikeouts); Mets: Max Scherzer (11-5, 2.29 ERA, .91 WHIP, 173 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -151, Padres +128; over/under is 6 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets take on the San Diego Padres on Friday in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series.
New York has a 54-27 record at home and a 101-61 record overall. The Mets have the second-best team batting average in MLB play at .259.
San Diego has gone 45-36 on the road and 89-73 overall. The Padres have a 30-17 record in games decided by one run.
The matchup Friday is the seventh time these teams match up this season. The Padres hold a 4-2 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Nimmo has 30 doubles, seven triples and 16 home runs for the Mets. Pete Alonso is 12-for-32 with a double and three home runs over the last 10 games.
Manny Machado has 37 doubles, a triple, 32 home runs and 102 RBI for the Padres. Wil Myers is 8-for-22 with a double, three home runs and 10 RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 5-5, .287 batting average, 4.34 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs
Padres: 5-5, .262 batting average, 3.33 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
INJURIES: Mets: Tylor Megill: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Darin Ruf: 10-Day IL (neck), Tommy Hunter: 15-Day IL (back), Bryce Montes de Oca: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Starling Marte: 10-Day IL (hand), Brett Baty: 10-Day IL (thumb), Sean Reid-Foley: 60-Day IL (elbow), John Curtiss: 60-Day IL (elbow), Joey Lucchesi: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Padres: Mike Clevinger: 15-Day IL (illness), Drew Pomeranz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Austin Adams: 60-Day IL (forearm)
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