New York Mets Series Preview vs. Toronto Blue Jays June 15th-18th

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Jun 14, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder John Mayberry Jr. (44) high fives second baseman Dilson Herrera (2) after hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets were able to bounce back from a difficult series against the San Francisco Giants to pick up a series win over the weekend against their NL East rival Atlanta Braves. The offense was able to pick up the pitching staff over the weekend, which was a welcome sight for the organization and fans to see. It is also something that will have to continue for the Mets if they are to have any success in their home and home series against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Mets and Blue Jays will be facing off in a four-game series with the first two games being played at Citi Field and the last two moving to the Rogers Centre, home of the Blue Jays. Here are the pitching matchups for the four-game series.

Game 1: Noah Syndergaard (2-4, 4.15 ERA) vs. Mark Buehrle (7-4, 4.25 ERA)
Game 2: Matt Harvey (6-4, 3.62 ERA) vs. Aaron Sanchez (5-4, 3.55 ERA)
Game 3: Jon Niese (3-6, 4.24 ERA) vs. Drew Hutchison (5-1, 5.75 ERA)
Game 4: Bartolo Colon (9-4, 4.41 ERA) vs. R.A. Dickey (2-6, 5.29 ERA)

Much like the series against the Braves, this one could be very exciting for fans to watch. The Blue Jays are the hottest team in baseball currently, riding an 11-game win streak. They have one of the most explosive, if not the most explosive, offense in baseball. They have an extremely deep lineup as one through nine there isn’t an easy out to target.

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For the Mets, this could prove to be a problem this series. Both Niese and Colon like to pitch to contact, which could equal a lot of hits for the Blue Jays when they return home. Also, Syndergaard and Harvey have had their struggles recently, especially against above average teams, which the Blue Jays are playing like currently.

For the Blue Jays, the biggest reason for their success recently is the improvement from the pitching staff. The numbers may not show it in the matchups, but they have been throwing the ball much better recently. But, things will have to eventually even out, and maybe it will come against the Mets this week and they can take advantage.

But, while the pitching staff for the Blue Jays has had inconsistencies, you can always count on them to hit the ball. Will the Mets be carry over the momentum from their 10 runs scored Sunday and keep pace with the Blue Jays?

We will have to wait and see when the two teams square off. Here are some things to watch for an keep an eye on when the Mets and Blue Jays start playing Monday night.

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