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Mets Announce Starting Lineup and Pitcher for Game 3 of NL Wild Card Series

Tyler Maher
The New York Mets have announced their starting lineup and pitcher for Game 3 of the 2022 NL Wild Card Series against the San Diego Padres.
The New York Mets have announced their starting lineup and pitcher for Game 3 of the 2022 NL Wild Card Series against the San Diego Padres. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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After storming back to even the 2022 NL Wild Card Series at 1-1 with a win during Game 2 on Saturday, the New York Mets will try to punch their ticket to the NLDS during Game 3 on Sunday.

The Mets have announced their starting lineup and pitcher ahead of this pivotal postseason matchup against the San Diego Padres, which is set to kick off at Citi Field at 7:07 p.m. ET.

Mets Game 3 Lineup

Buck Showalter has slightly tweaked his lineup in all three games during this series. His Game 3 lineup features the same starters as Game 1, albeit in a slightly different order.

The main difference is on the mound, of course, where Chris Bassitt will try to deliver a win for New York. It's not easy following Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom, but the Mets hope that Bassitt is up to the challenge after his phenomenal second half.

While not a Cy Young winner like Scherzer and deGrom, the former All-Star was arguably New York's most important pitcher this year after both missed time with injuries. It was Bassitt who led the team in starts, innings and wins, after all.

The 33-year-old righty proved to be a stabilizing force for the 101-win Mets, especially as they tried to hold off the Atlanta Braves down the stretch. Bassitt did his part, going 9-4 with a 2.84 ERA over his final 15 starts.

While Bassitt's two playoff starts with the Oakland A's were a mixed bag, New York is counting on him to come up big during the team's most important game of the season. The Mets are currently listed as -144 moneyline favorites for Game 3 on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds.

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