New York Mets (17-9):
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. Jacob deGrom (L) P
SP: Jacob deGrom RHP (3-0, 1.02 ERA)
San Diego Padres (11-17):
1. Jon Jay (L) CF
2. Wil Myers (R) 1B
3. Matt Kemp (R) RF
4. Brett Wallace (L) 3B
5. Melvin Upton Jr. (R) LF
6. Alexei Ramirez (R) SS
7. Derek Norris (R) C
8. Jemile Weeks (S) 2B
9. Colin Rea (R) P
SP: Colin Rea RHP (2-1, 4.61 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.
METS-PADRES NOTES: Since 2000, the Mets are 20-36 at San Diego…The Mets have won one series (2011) in San Diego since 2003.
SERIES STREAKING: New York has won six straight series (Giants, Reds, Braves, Phillies, Indians and Braves)…The last time New York won six straight series was August 18-September 6, 2006…The last time the Mets won more than six straight series was in 2001, when the club won a franchise record-tying 10 consecutive series from August 17-September 27.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: New York embarks on its longest road trip on the year tonight…The 11-game, three-city trip starts with four games in San Diego, followed by four-games in Los Angeles and three in Colorado…The Mets are 8-3 on the road this season… New York’s .727 road winning percentage is the fourth-best in the majors.
DEGROMINATOR: Jacob deGrom is 7-0 with a 2.56 ERA in his last 10 road starts dating to June 25, 2015…Since his major league debut on May 15, 2014, deGrom’s 2.53 ERA is the fourth- best mark in the majors…In his only career start against the Padres on June 1, 2015 at Petco Park, deGrom pitched 8.0 scoreless innings in the Mets’ 7-0 victory…deGrom struck out eight and walked none, and did not surrender a hit until the sixth inning.
DINGER DELIGHT: New York has hit 40 home runs through its first 26 games, which is the most in team history after 26 contests…Overall, the Mets are tied for the major league lead with 40 home runs with Arizona, Colorado and St. Louis.
FIRST OF TWO TRIPS: Mets Manager Terry Collins will manage the 2016 NL All-Star team this year on July 12 here at Petco Park.
INTERESTING STATS: Mets hitters have a line drive percent- age of 28% (28/300) over the last 14 days, the highest percentage in the majors…Opponents are hitting .086 (6-70) with two strikes against New York relievers over the last 14 days, which is the lowest batting average in the majors during that span.
DUDA SMASH: Lucas Duda hit two home runs yesterday and has hit three in his last three games…Duda, a native of Riverside, CA, has 14 career multi-home run games… His last multi-homer effort came against San Diego when he hit three on July 29, 2015…Over his last 14 games, Duda is batting .300 (15-40)…Has a career average against San Diego of .315 (28-89) with 7 HR’s and 14 RBI’s in 25 career games.
THE ANSWER: Asdrubal Cabrera has hit safely in 15 of his last 19 games that he’s started dating to April 12… Is batting.329 (23-70) over that stretch…Owns a .990 fielding percentage (one error in 100 total chances) good for seventh-best among ML shortstops…Is batting.348 (8-23) in the #2 spot in the lineup and .302 (16-53) in the #7 spot.
BEWARE OF THE MET SLAYER: Matt Kemp has hit .332/.386/.512 8 HR’S 36 RBI in 60 career games against the Mets…Kemp’s batting average against Mets is highest against any NL opponent…Kemp’s 72 hits against Mets, is the most against any opponent outside of NL West…His total bases of 111 against Mets are the most against any opponent outside of NL West.
METS VS. REA: The Mets have never faced the rookie right-hander and no current Mets hitter has any previous experience facing Rea.