Ozzie Albies’ wrist must be feeling better. After being held out of the starting lineup for two of the last three games, Ozzie returns to his rightful two-spot in the lineup.
In other notable news, Travis d’Arnaud will catch Mike Soroka. Marcell Ozuna will man left field as Matt Adams gets DH responsibility tonight. Austin Riley has the night off, while Johan Camargo gets the nod at the hot corner.
The Mets often stand their best chance of winning on Jacob deGrom Day, so they will hope the following lineup can stand up to Soroka.
Mets Game 11 of 60, @ ATL— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 3, 2020
Monday, Aug. 3, 7:10 p.m.
RHP Mike Soroka (0-0, 1.59)
D. Smith DH
deGrom RHP (0-0, 1.64)
With Yoenis Cespedes opting out of the season (and the rest of his Mets tenure) in strange fashion on Sunday, and Jed Lowrie on the 45-man IL, the Mets turn to Dominic Smith for at-bats in the DH role. Wilson Ramos will catch deGrom, while youngster Andres Gimenez stays in the lineup at third base.
There are some storms swirling near Atlanta, but weather permitting, first pitch is set for 7:10pm.