The New York Mets will welcome the Miami Marlins to town for a weekend series beginning Friday, as the Mets look to snap their current five-game losing skid.
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.
Jacob Turner (1-2, 3.75 ERA) takes the mound for Miami on Friday after winning his last start, 4-0, on Sept. 14 against the Cincinnati Reds, giving up only two hits in seven innings of work.
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.
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