Cincinnati Reds (9-11):
1. Zack Cozart (R) SS
2. Tyler Holt (R) RF
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
4. Eugenio Suarez (R) 3B
5. Adam Duvall (R) LF
6. Tucker Barnhart (S) C
7. Ivan De Jesus Jr. (R) 2B
8. Brandon Finnegan (L) P
9. Billy Hamilton (S) CF
SP: Brandon Finnegan LHP (1-1, 3.74 ERA)
New York Mets (11-7):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Michael Conforto (L) LF
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Wilmer Flores (R) 1B
7. Juan Lagares (R) CF
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P
SP: Bartolo Colon RHP (1-1, 2.89 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY and MLB Network.
REDS-METS NOTES: New York has won 14 of the last 16 match- ups between the two clubs…The Mets have won a franchise-record nine straight games vs. Cincinnati dating to September 7, 2014…The Mets have posted a double-digit winning streak vs. one team five times in their franchise history (Pittsburgh 15 straight wins, 6/6/86-4/9/87; Colorado, 11 wins, 5/4/14-8/23/15; San Diego, 11 wins, 5/28/69-8/27/69; Philadelphia, 10 wins, twice, 5/9/15- 8/31/15 and 9/10/71-6/28/72)…Mets clinched the 2015 NL East title in Cincinnati on September 26.
METSCELLANEOUS: The Mets have won nine of their last 11 games, including four in a row…New York is 3-4 at home this year.
SCORE FIRST ASK QUESTIONS LATER: New York has scored first in 12 straight games dating to April 12, the longest such streak in team history…The previous mark was 11 straight games accomplished in 1991 and 1987…Info courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau.
DIGGIN’ THE LONG BALL: New York has hit 28 home runs this year… Only Arizona (30) and St. Louis (30) have hit more…Since April 15, the Mets lead the majors with 26 home runs…Arizona and St. Louis are tied for second with 19 during that span.
COLON CHASING HISTORY: Bartolo Colon has 219 career wins, tied with Pedro Martinez for the second-most among Dominican-born pitchers… Juan Marichal ranks first with 243 wins…Colon has posted 22 victories since the 2014 All-Star Game, which is tied for the 13th- most in the majors over that span.
COLON VS. CINCINNATI: Is 4-1 with a 3.77 ERA (12 earned runs/28.2 innings) in five games, all starts, against the Reds…Has not faced the Reds since 2014, when he earned the win on September 5…Pitched 7.0 innings, allowing two runs, earned, on seven hits at the Great American Ball Park.
CONFORTO LOVES THE NUMBER 3: Since moving the number #3 spot in the lineup, Conforto is hitting .378 (14-37) with 10 runs scored, five doubles, three home runs and eight RBI in 10 games…He has a .442 on-base percentage and a .757 slugging percentage during that span.
DUDA IS SEEING RED: Has four home runs in his last seven games with nine RBI during that span…Duda is batting .345 (10-30) during that stretch…Last night was his 57th home run at Citi Field, the most in the park’s history…Duda has nine career home runs and 32 RBI in 28 games vs. Cincinnati…Has reached base safely in 10 consecutive games vs. the Reds dating to September 5, 2014 (.468 OBP during that time)…Was 7-22 (.318) with two doubles, three home runs and 14 RBI in 22 games vs. Cincinnati in 2015.
GRANDYMAN IS STREAKING: Curtis Granderson has hit in six straight contests, going 10-26 (.385) with a .484 on-base percentage… Granderson has hit .333 (13-39) with 11 runs scored, three doubles, one triple, four home runs and eight RBI over his last nine contests..Is riding a 10-game hitting streak vs. the Reds dating to September 5, 2014… Is batting .386 (17-44) with four doubles, six home runs, 15 RBI and 10 runs scored in the 10-game stretch.
METS VS. FINNEGAN: The New York Mets have never faced the 23-year old left-hander, but three players have previous experience against Finnegan with their respective clubs and their numbers are provided below…Only one player with previous experience is in tonight’s starting line up…
- Asdrubal Cabrera: .000 (0-2, 1 K)
- Alejandro De Aza: .667 (2-3, 1 RBI)
- Yoenis Cespedes: .000 (0-4, 3 K)