Mets host the Padres in decisive NL Wild Card Series Game 3

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; Sunday, 7:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Joe Musgrove (10-7, 2.93 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 184 strikeouts); Mets: Chris Bassitt (15-9, 3.42 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 167 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -137, Padres +116; over/under is 6 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets play the San Diego Padres on Sunday in Game 3 of the NL Wild Card Series. The series is tied 1-1, and the winner moves on to the NLDS.

New York is 54-27 in home games and 101-61 overall. Mets hitters have a collective .332 on-base percentage, the second-ranked percentage in the NL.

San Diego has gone 45-36 in road games and 89-73 overall. The Padres have the fifth-ranked team ERA in the NL at 3.82.

The teams meet Sunday for the ninth time this season. The Padres are up 5-3 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Francisco Lindor has 25 doubles, five triples, 26 home runs and 107 RBI while hitting .270 for the Mets. Jeff McNeil is 16-for-37 with two doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

Manny Machado has 37 doubles, a triple and 32 home runs while hitting .298 for the Padres. Wil Myers is 5-for-20 with two home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 5-5, .262 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

Padres: 4-6, .244 batting average, 3.40 ERA, outscored by two runs

INJURIES: Mets: Joely Rodriguez: day-to-day (shoulder), Tommy Hunter: 15-Day IL (back), Bryce Montes de Oca: 15-Day IL (hamstring), 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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