Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Indians 7:10 pm et.

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Mets (3-5):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) DH
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Neil Walker (S) 2B
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Alejandro De Aza (L) CF

SP: Bartolo Colon (0-1, 1.23 ERA)

Indians (4-3):

1. Rajai Davis (R) LF
2. Jason Kipnis (L) 2B
3. Francisco Lindor (S) SS
4. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
5. Carlos Santana (S) DH
6. Yan Gomes (R) C
7. Marlon Byrd (R) RF
8. Juan Uribe (R) 3B
9. Tyler Naquin (L) CF

SP: Cody Anderson RHP (0-0, 3.00 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

METS-INDIANS NOTES: The Mets are 8-4 all-time vs. the Indians, including 6-3 at Progressive Field…New York won five of its first six games at Cleveland, before going 1-2 in 2013.

WHERE IS THE OFFENSE: The Mets are hitting .194 after eight games, ranking last in the majors…New York has scored 20 runs, ranking 29th in the majors…Last year, the Mets hit .244, ranking 28th and scored 683 runs, ranking 17th…The Mets are 1-0 when they score four or more runs this year and 2-5 when they plate three runs or less…The Mets were 70-12 (.854) when scoring four or more runs last year.

INTERLEAGUE PLAY: The Mets are 1-1 vs. the American League this year… New York went 9-11 in Interleague action last season…Since 1997, when Interleague play began, the Mets are 167-157 (.515)…The .515 winning percentage in Interleague play is the second-best all-time among NL clubs behind St. Louis (154-141, .522).

DAVID WRIGHT IS STREAKING: Is hitting .333 (7-21) with three doubles, five walks and three runs scored in his last six games after going 0-4 on Opening Day…He has reached base safely in 17 straight games dating to September 20, 2015…He has a .408 on-base percentage during that span.

YO LOVES CLEVELAND: Yoenis Cespedes has hit in eight straight games vs. the Indians dating to April 25, 2015…Cespedes has hit .306 (22- 72) in 17 career games at Progressive Field.

COLON HOMECOMING: Bartolo Colon was signed by the Indians as a non-drafted free agent on June 26, 1993…He made his major league debut for Cleveland on April 4, 1997 at Anaheim…Colon won 75 games for the Indians during his six-year (1997-2002) career…He was an All-Star in 1998 and was finished fourth in the AL Cy Young Award voting in 1999, going 18-5 for the Indians…The righthander is 6-4 with a 3.84 ERA (31 earned runs/72.2 innings) in 11 starts vs. Cleveland…Colon ranks first among active pitchers in wins (218) and shutouts (13)….He is second in complete games (36) and strikeouts (2,245)…Bartolo Colon has 218 career wins, the third-most among Dominican- born pitchers and one victory behind Pedro Martinez…Juan Marichal ranks first with 243 wins.

CABRERA HOMECOMING: Asdrubal Cabrera was originally signed by the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela back in 2002 but was acquired on June 30, 2006 by the Indians in exchange for Eduardo Perez…He made his major league debut on August 8 2007 for the Indians against the Chicago White Sox… Cabrera played 8 seasons in Cleveland and had a .270/.331/.410 career batting line with 82 HR’s and 430 RBI’s in 914 games played…In 2011 Cabrera made his first All Star team with the Indians and received the Silver Slugger Award for hitting 25 home runs which is an Indians record for HR’s by a shortstop…Cabrera also was selected as an All Star in 2012 as a member of the Indians…Cabrera has appeared in 7 games against the Indians since his departure in 2014 hitting .227/.320/.409 with 1 HR and 3 RBI’s… 

 

JEURYS FAMILIA: Hasn’t allowed a run in 5.2 innings this year…Converted a five-out on April 13 vs. Miami…Since the start of the 2015 season, Familia has four saves of five or more outs, the most in the majors…Familia also has nine saves of four or more outs since 2014, tied for the second-most in the majors with Trevor Rosenthal…Cleveland’s Cody Allen is first with 11 such saves during that span…Familia earned his 50th career save on April 5 at Kansas City…He finished third in the majors with 43 saves in 2015…Tied the club’s single- season save record…Armando Benitez also had 43 saves in 2001…Familia was one of 12 pitchers in major league history to record 40 or more saves by age 25 or younger.

 

JERRY BLEVINS: Picked up the win on Wednesday stranding the bases loaded in the seventh inning…Blevins has stranded seven of eight inherited runners this year…He is tied for the major league lead with seven stranded runners…Opponents are 2-26 (.077) vs. Blevins dating to 2015.

HELLO OLD FRIENDS: The Cleveland Indians currently carry three former Mets on their 25-man active roster…Juan Uribe is the Indians starting third baseman and signed a 1- year $4 million deal before the start of Spring Training…Uribe appeared in 44 games for the Mets last season after being acquired on July 24th from the Atlanta Braves with Kelly Johnson for minor league pitchers John Gant and Rob Whalen… Uribe had a .219/.301/.430 batting line with 6 HR’s and 20 RBI as a Met…Marlon Byrd signed a minor league deal with the Indians back on March 18th and made the team as the starting right fielder out of Spring Training…Byrd played in New York during the 2013 season before being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Dilson Herrera and Vic Black on August 27 2013…Byrd hit .285/.330/.518 with 21 HR’s and 71 RBI’s as a Met in 117 games…Colin Cowgill was acquired in a offseason trade with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for cash considerations and currently is an outfielder on the active roster…Cowgill was acquired by the Mets before the 2012 season when he was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Mets for Minor Leaguer Jefry Marte…Cowgill hit .180/.206/.311 with 2 HR’s and 8 RBI in 23 games for the Mets in 2013 before being designated for assignment.

METS VS. CODY ANDERSON: Anderson has never faced the Mets in his 2-year career…Two Mets have faced Anderson in the past with their respective clubs…

  • Neil Walker: .250 (1-4, 1 RBI)
  • Asdrubal Cabrera: .167 (1-6)

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