MIAMI, FL - MAY 12: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets hits during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 12, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
The Miami Marlins visit the New York Mets for a weekend series beginning Friday, as the Mets will try to put an end to their current five-game losing streak.
New York is reeling after getting swept by the Philadelphia Phillies at home, ending with an ugly 16-1 shellacking on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, the Marlins were off Thursday after losing two out of three at home to the NL Wild Card-leading Atlanta Braves. They were shut out on Wednesday, 3-0, thanks largely to eight strong innings from Braves starter Kris Medlen.
The Mets will start Jonathon Niese (11-9, 3.46 ERA), who defeated the Milwaukee Brewers on Sept. 14, tossing six innings and allowing two earned runs on six hits in the 7-3 win.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET at Citi Field. The game can be seen on SportsNet New York.