1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Michael Conforto (L) DH
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF
SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
1. Alcides Escobar (R) SS
2. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
3. Lorenzo Cain (R) CF
4. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
5. Kendrys Morales (S) DH
6. Alex Gordon (L) LF
7. Salvador Perez (R) C
8. Omar Infante (R) 2B
9. Reymond Fuentes (L) RF
SP: Chris Young RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Today’s game can be seen on SNY and MLB Network.
METS-ROYALS NOTES: The Mets are 4-6 vs. the Royals during the regular season, including 1-3 at Kauffman Stadium…New York fell in five games to the Royals in the World Series, including going 0-2 in Kansas City.
NOAH NOTES: Noah Syndergaard finished fourth in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting in 2015…He led major league rookies with 166 strikeouts, led NL rookies and was fourth among ML rookies with a .225 batting average against and was tied for third in the majors among rookies with nine wins last year…Syndergaard also led NL rookies and was fourth among ML rookies with a 3.24 ERA…He threw 1,421 pitches at 95 mph or faster in 2015, the second-most among all major league pitchers behind Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole (1,484).
MICHAEL CONFORTO: Reached base safely four times on Sunday…At 23 years, 33 days, he became the youngest Met to reach base safely four times on Opening Day…He was also the first Met to do so since Xavier Nady in 2006.
JERRY BLEVINS: Retired all three batters he faced on Sunday…Opponents are 0-18 vs. Blevins during his career with the Mets…The opposition was 0-15 vs. Blevins last year before he suffered a fractured left forearm on a line drive off the bat of Miami’s Dee Gordon on April 19.
K.C. IN QUEENS: The Mets will host the Royals for a two- game series, June 21-22.
Notable Mets vs. Young:
- Asdrubal Cabrera: .000 (0-4, 1 HBP, 2 K)
- Yoenis Cespedes: .071 (1-14, 1 2B, 1 RBI)
- Michael Conforto: 1.000 (1-1, 1 HR, 1 RBI)
- David Wright: .091 (1-11, 4 BB, 2 K)
FACING A FAMILIAR YOUNG FACE: Royals starter RHP Chris Young pitched for the Mets during the 2011 and 2012 seasons… He compiled a 5-7 record and a 3.76 ERA in 24 games started… Young also had a 102/47 strikeout to walk ratio with the Mets…Young’s average fastball tops out at 87 MPH… Young pitched 3 scoreless innings of relief in Game 1 of last year’s World Series for the Royals earning the victory in the 14th inning…Young started Game 4 at Citi Field for the Royals and allowed two earned runs over 4 innings pitched.