New York Mets (5-6):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Neil Walker (S) 2B
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P
SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (1-0, 0.69 ERA)
Philadelphia Phillies (6-7):
1. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
2. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
3. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
4. Ryan Howard (L) 1B
5. Cameron Rupp (R) C
6. David Lough (L) LF
7. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
8. Peter Bourjos (R) RF
9. Jerad Eickhoff (R) P
SP: Jerad Eickhoff RHP (1-1, 1.50 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.
METS-PHILLIES NOTES: The Mets are 27-11 at Citizens Bank Park since 2012…The Mets have won nine of their last 11 series vs. the Phillies…New York lost two of three games during its Opening Homestand last week…The Mets went 14-5 vs. the Phillies last year, the most wins in team history in a single season vs. Philadelphia.
NOAH NOTES: Noah Syndergaard has 21 strikeouts, which is tied for the sixth-most in the majors…His 21 strikeouts are tied for the most in club history for a Mets pitcher after his first two starts of the season…Pedro Martinez also had 21 strikeouts in 2005 and Dwight Gooden did the same in 1991 after their first two games…Martinez holds the franchise mark for the most strikeouts after the first three starts of a season (30 in 2005)…He is tied for sixth in the majors in ERA (0.69).
SYNDERGAARD VS THE PHILLIES: Making his first start of the season against the Phillies…Is 2-0 versus Philadelphia in two starts, with a 1.46 ERA (two earned runs/12.1 innings pitched)…Struck out 15 and walked two…His 15 strikeouts versus Philadelphia are his fourth most against any opponent, trailing Washington (23), San Diego (19) and Cincinnati (16).
BRINGING THE HEAT: According to FanGraphs, Noah Syndergaard leads the majors in average fastball velocity (98.1), slider velocity (92.0) and change-up velocity (89.5) this season…In 2015, he threw 1,421 pitches at 95 mph or faster, the second-most among all major league pitchers behind Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole (1,484).
YOENIS CESPEDES: Hit two home runs and drove in six runs during the three-game series at Cleveland…Cespedes is hitting .385 (10-26) with four runs, two doubles, three home runs and nine RBI in his last seven games…He hit three home runs and had seven RBI in six games in Philadelphia last season.
WRIGHT STUFF: David Wright has 20 career home runs in Citizens Bank Park, the most by any visiting player in the ballpark’s history…Wright is hitting .292 (114-394) with 26 doubles and 67 RBI in 97 games at CBP…Wright’s 26 doubles, 20 home runs and 67 RBI are his most in any visiting ballpark.
DUDA IN PHILLY: Lucas Duda has nine home runs and 28 RBI in 39 career games at Citizens Bank Park, most are career- highs for a visiting ballpark…Duda belted six home runs and had 12 RBI in 11 games vs. the Phillies in 2015.
SERIES IN CLEVELAND: The Mets hit .279 (31-111), scored 17 runs, collected nine doubles and 17 RBI during their three- game series at Cleveland…Entering that series, New York hit .194 (49-252) with 20 runs scored, eight doubles and two home runs in its first eight games.
METS VS. EICKHOFF: Eickhoff is making his second start of the season against the Mets, his first start against them came on April 8th…Eickhoff was charged with the loss on April 8th giving up 5 hits, 3 runs (2 ER), while striking out 3, walking 2, and hitting a batter over five innings of work… He is 1-3 in his career against the Mets with a 2.88 ERA in 4 career starts…Eickhoff has a 23/8 strikeout to walk ratio in his 4 career starts against the Mets… Notable Mets numbers against Eickhoff are provided below…
- Michael Conforto: .500 (5-10, 2 2B, 1 HR)
- Curtis Granderson: .125 (1-8, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
- David Wright: .167 (1-6, 1 2B)
- Neil Walker: .333 (1-3, 1 RBI)
- Lucas Duda: .500 (1-2, 1 2B, 1 BB)
- Yoenis Cespedes: .111 (1-9, 3 K)