New York Mets (17-10):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Juan Lagares (R) CF
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P
SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (2-1, 2.51 ERA)
San Diego Padres (12-17):
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. Drew Pomeranz (R) P
SP: Drew Pomeranz LHP (2-3, 2.48 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.
METS-PADRES NOTES: Since 2000, the Mets are 20-37 at San Diego…The Mets have won one series (2011) in San Diego since 2003…The Padres have a home winning percentage against the Mets of (27-14, .659), which is better than any other opponent since Petco Park opened in 2004.
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.
DINGER DELIGHT: New York has hit 42 home runs through its first 27 games, which is the most in team history after 27 contests…The Mets have hit 40 home runs in their last 19 games after just two in their first eight games…Overall, the Mets are tied for the major league lead with 42 home runs with Colorado.
HOMER CRAZY: The Mets have scored 68 of their 123 runs this year on home runs, for a 55.3 percentage, the highest rate in the majors according to the Elias Sports Bureau…The Mets have hit at least one home run in 17 of their 27 games.
RETURN OF RICHES: Since his first game with the Mets (August 1, 2015), Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .290 (92-317) with 56 runs scored, 18 doubles, 26 homers (tied for the third-most in the majors over that span) and 71 RBI (tied for the fifth-most in the majors) in 80 games.
NOAH’S ARK: Noah Syndergaard has nine straight games with six or more strikeouts, tied for the seventh-longest streak in team history and the second-longest among active players behind Madison Bumgarner’s streak of 10 straight…According to Baseball Savant, Noah Syndergaard has thrown 53 of his 490 pitches (11 percent) this year at or faster than 99 MPH, the most in the majors…Opponents have a 41.2 chase percentage vs. Syndergaard the second-highest percentage in the majors this year…Syndergaard has a 40.3 strikeout percentage (25-62) vs. lefties, the second-best mark in the majors this season.
SYNDERGAARD VS. PADRES: Has made two career starts against the Padres and is 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA in 12 innings pitched… Syndergaard has struck out 19 and walked none.
NO WALKING ALLOWED: Mets starting pitchers have walked three of 175 right-handed batters (1.7%) in the past 14 days, the lowest percentage in the majors…The league average is 8.0%.
ROAD WARRIOR: Curtis Granderson has reached base safely in 36 consecutive road games dating to August 8, 2015, the longest active streak in the major leagues…He is hitting .294 (15-51) with five home runs, nine RBI and 13 runs scored in 12 road contests this year…Granderson connected on fifth homer of the year last night…It was his 51st home run with the Mets.
METS VS. POMERANZ: Drew Pomeranz has made one career start against the Mets back in 2012 as a member of the Colorado Rockies…The 27-year old lefty pitched 4 innings while allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits…Pomeranz walked 3 and struck out 4…Only four Mets hitters have plate appearances against Pomeranz which are provided below…
- Asdrubal Cabrera: .500 (1-2, 1 2B, 2 RBI)
- David Wright: .000 (0-1, 1 BB)
- Lucas Duda: .000 (0-1, 1 HBP, 1 K)
- Alejandro De Aza: .000 (0-1)