Jeff Hoffman makes his fifth start this season -- his fourth since he was recalled on May 24 to fill the spot opened by Tyler Anderson being placed on the injured list. Noah Syndergaard gets the nod for the Mets. He will be making his fourth career start against the Rockies.
Hoffman has only limited exposure to current Mets. Among 19 total plate appearances, three of them belong to pitchers Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom, who started the two previous games. Michael Conforto has seven of the 19 plate appearances, drawing three walks. Syndergaard is familiar with the Rockies Daniel Murphy. Not only were they teammates with the Mets, but Murphy spent the bulk of the last two years with the Nationals, and went 6-for-21 with three walks against his former teammate.