Game 40: Mets vs. Cubs at 1:05 PM ET

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The Good: David Wright now has a five game hitting streak, going 8-for-20 over that span. Wright has hit .346 with four home runs and eight RBI during the month of May.

The Bad: The Mets are 5-7 in one-run games, although they’re 4-1 over their last five one-run games.

The Pitching Matchups: Jeremy Hefner (0-4, 4.61 ERA) will start for the Mets. Hefner was solid in his last start against the Cardinals, taking a no-decision while allowing three runs and five hits in six innings. Over his last four starts, Hefner has pitched to a  3.33 ERA although he’s 0-2 over that span. Hefner has made one relief appearance in his career against the Cubs, although today is his first start against them.

Scott Feldman (3-3, 2.53 ERA) will start for the Cubs. After struggling to an 0-3 start to his season, Feldman has been very effective over his last four starts, going 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA and is averaging over seven innings per start over that span. He allowed only a run in six innings to the Nationals in his last start, although he took a no-decision in a 2-1 win. Feldman’s only career start against the Mets came in 2008 – he allowed six runs in five innings against them while with Texas in that game.

New York Mets

1) Mike Baxter RF
2) Daniel Murphy 2B
3) David Wright 3B
4) Ike Davis 1B
5) Lucas Duda LF
6) John Buck C
7) Rick Ankiel CF
8) Ruben Tejada SS
9) Jeremy Hefner RHP

Chicago Cubs

1) David DeJesus CF
2) Starlin Castro SS
3) Anthony Rizzo 1B
4) Alfonso Soriano LF
5) Nate Schierholtz RF
6) Luis Valbuena 3B
7) Wellington Castillo C
8) Darwin Barney 2B
9) Scott Feldman RHP