The Marlins will look to win their third series in as many tries this season when they visit the New York Mets in the finale of a three-game set between the National League East rivals.
Pablo Lopez (1-0, 0.00 ERA) is scheduled to become the first Marlins pitcher to make a second start this season. Miami, which didn’t play from July 27 through Aug. 3 after 18 players tested positive for the coronavirus, is the first team in baseball history to start a different pitcher in each of the season’s first nine games.
The Mets will counter with two-time reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom (1-0, 2.12), who is lined up to make his fourth start of the year.
The Marlins missed out on a chance to match the best nine-game start in franchise history Saturday night, when their six-game winning streak was snapped as the Mets hit three homers in an 8-4 victory.
Despite the loss, the Marlins remain atop the NL East and in a playoff race — granted,…