New York Mets (17-11):
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. Bartolo Colon (R) P
SP: Bartolo Colon RHP (2-1, 2.56 ERA)
San Diego Padres (13-17):
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. James Shields (R) P
SP: James Shields (1-4, 3.23 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on WPIX and MLB Network.
METS-PADRES NOTES: Since 2000, the Mets are 20-38 at San Diego…The Mets have won one series (2011) in San Diego since 2003…The Padres have a 28-14 (.667) record at Petco Park against the Mets since the ballpark opened in 2003, which is their best mark against any team.
COLON SMELLS LIKE WINNING: Bartolo Colon earned his 220th career win in his last start on May 2 vs. Atlanta…He moved into sole possession of second place among Dominican-born pitchers, passing Pedro Martinez, Juan Marichal is first with 243 wins…Colon is the active leader among all major league pitchers in wins and is tied for 76th all- time, one behind Joe Niekro for 75th…Colon has posted 23 victories since the 2014 All-Star Game, which is tied for the 13th- most over that span.
COLON VS. PADRES: Is 2-3 with a 4.13 ERA in 32.2 innings pitched…Struck out 27 and walked five in six career starts against the Padres…He has only made one career start at Petco Park, which came on July 18, 2014…Received a no-decision in the Mets’ 5-4 win, after pitching 5.0 innings, allowing four runs, earned, on five hits…Struck out six and walked one.
HIT THEM DON’T GIVE THEM: The Mets rank third in the majors with a 2.78 team ERA…New York is fourth in the majors with 256 strikeouts and has allowed the fewest homers (14).
GRAND STREAK: Curtis Granderson has reached base safely in 37 consecutive road games dating to August 8, 2015, the longest active streak in the major leagues…The franchise record is 38 straight road games held by Moises Alou, May 3, 2007-May 20, 2008…Granderson is hitting .278 (15-54) with five home runs, nine RBI and 13 runs scored in 13 road contests this year.
HOMER HAPPY: 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 28 games and multiple homers in 12 games this year.
CONSISTENT CABRERA: Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .316 (6-19) with one home run and two RBI in May (six games)…Cabrera has hit safely in 16 of his last 20 games that he’s started dating to April 12…He’s batting .338 (25-74) over that stretch…He owns a .991 fielding percentage (one error in 106 total chances).
METS VS. SHIELDS: James Shields has made 3 career starts against the Mets posting a 2-1 record with a 2.57 ERA in 21 innings pitched…Shields has struck out 12 batters while only walking two…Notable Mets hitter’s numbers against Shields are provided below…
- Asdrubal Cabrera: .250 (6-24, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
- Lucas Duda: .333 (2-6, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
- Alejandro De Aza: .167 (5-30, 1 2B, 3 RBI)
- Curtis Granderson: .125 (8-64, 2 HR, 6 RBI)
- Neil Walker: .167 (1-6, 2 K)
- David Wright: .000 (0-3)
- Yoenis Cespedes: .000 (0-7, 3 K)