Saturday's Mets-Marlins matchup at Citi Field features two starting pitchers on opposite trajectories. New York left-hander Jon Niese has struggled recently, giving up 16 runs in his last three starts. He'll face Miami right-hander Tom Koehler, who's allowed just three runs in his last 13 innings.
Amid a rough month of May for the Marlins, Koehler has been a bright spot. In six appearances, five of them starts, the right-hander has posted a .273 ERA in the month, with 26 strikeouts in 33 innings. Opponents are batting .205 against him, compared to .262 in April.
Alden Woods is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.