Padres try to sweep 2-game series against the Mets

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; Saturday, 7:37 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Blake Snell (8-10, 3.45 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 171 strikeouts); Mets: Jacob deGrom (5-4, 3.08 ERA, .73 WHIP, 102 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -137, Padres +139; over/under is 6 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The San Diego Padres and the New York Mets play on Saturday in the second game of a two-game series. The Padres won the first, 7-1.

New York has a 101-61 record overall and a 54-27 record at home. Mets hitters have a collective .412 slugging percentage to rank fifth in the NL.

San Diego is 45-36 on the road and 89-73 overall. The Padres are 62-26 in games when they record at least eight hits.

Saturday’s game is the eighth time these teams square off this season. The Padres are up 5-2 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Nimmo has 30 doubles, seven triples, 16 home runs and 64 RBI for the Mets. Jeff McNeil is 16-for-37 with a double and two home runs over the last 10 games.

Manny Machado has 32 home runs, 63 walks and 102 RBI while hitting .298 for the Padres. Jurickson Profar is 11-for-33 with a double, a home run and three RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 5-5, .279 batting average, 3.99 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs

Padres: 5-5, .242 batting average, 2.84 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs

INJURIES: Mets: 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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