After a series-opening win to stay out of the NL East basement, the Mets look to put some distance between themselves and the cellar as they again tangle with the Miami Marlins in the second game of a three-game set.
The offense finally produced at home for the Mets Friday night as New York scored more than five runs at home for the first time since Aug. 12. Ike Davis did the bulk of the damage with two hits, including a home run for the Mets. For Miami, Giancarlo Stanton will miss his fourth straight game with a strained muscle in his side.
The pitching matchup figures to be entertaining. Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey tries pick up his 19th victory of the season and pad his Cy Young resume. Opposite Dickey will be Mark Buehrle, who had a strong outing beating Cincinnati on Sept. 15.
First pitch is set for 1:10 ET at Citi Field, with the game being broadcast on KPIX.