Game 17: Marlins vs. Mets at 7:10 PM

The Mets (8-8) begin a three-game series against the Marlins (7-8) tonight at 7:10 PM.

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The Mets are 25th in the majors with a .222 average with runners in scoring position this season.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis is batting .361 (13-for-36) with three doubles, one homerun and two runs batted in over his last 10 games.

Josh Thole, who has the seventh best OBP in the the majors (.457), has reached base in all 14 games he has played this season, the longest streak to begin a season by a Mets catcher.