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Probable Pitchers

Oakland Athletics @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Paul Blackburn, RHP
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The rookie right-hander has been a pleasant surprise during his first three starts, allowing one earned run over his first 13 2/3 innings. Blackburn had some command issues in his most recent outing, walking four with three runs in five innings.

Steven Matz, LHP
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Matz endured the worst statistical start of his career last time out, allowing a career-high-tying seven runs in one-plus innings against the Rockies. He will be making his first career start against the A’s, one of 14 teams Matz has never faced.

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Oakland Athletics @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Sean Manaea, LHP
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Manaea has been the A’s most consistent pitcher this season. The left-hander has pitched seven innings or more in six of his 17 starts, including each of the last three. In six of those starts, Manaea has allowed two earned runs or fewer.

Zack Wheeler, RHP
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Wheeler was working on a shutout last time out before the Cardinals began squaring him up in the sixth, preventing him from completing six innings for the fourth time in five starts. In two career outings against the A’s, Wheeler owns a 9.39 ERA.

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Oakland Athletics @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Daniel Gossett, RHP
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Gossett had one of his better outings in his last start against Tampa Bay, when he allowed three runs over seven innings. But the right-hander is winless since June 24. Gossett has also been tagged hard, giving up 10 home runs in 37 1/3 innings.

Rafael Montero, RHP
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Continuing to start regularly in the absences of Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey and Robert Gsellman, Montero has held his own in the rotation. Over his last three starts, he is 1-2 with a 3.50 ERA, 18 strikeouts and five walks in 18 innings.

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New York Mets @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Jacob deGrom, RHP
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How’s this for superlative? Over his last seven starts, deGrom is 7-0 with a 1.51 ERA, a 0.82 WHIP, 50 strikeouts and 10 walks in 53 2/3 innings. He has a 2.08 ERA in two career starts at Petco Park, with 10 strikeouts and just one free pass.

Clayton Richard, LHP
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The veteran left-hander is looking to respond from the worst start of his career in which he allowed a franchise-record-tying 11 runs and 14 hits. He leads the National League with a 57 percent ground-ball rate.

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New York Mets @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Seth Lugo, RHP
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Lugo’s reliance on his curveball has become a trend. He threw 19 of them in a no-decision last time out against the Cardinals, and he is tossing the pitch roughly 25 percent more often than a year ago. In his last three outings, Lugo owns a 2.60 ERA.

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