Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Padres 4:40 pm et.


New York Mets (18-11):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B
7. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
8. Eric Campbell (R) 3B
9. Matt Harvey (R) P

SP: Matt Harvey RHP (2-4, 4.76 ERA)

San Diego Padres (13-18):

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. Christian Bethancourt (R) C
8. Adam Rosales (R) 2B
9. Andrew Cashner (R) P

SP: Andrew Cashner RHP (2-2, 4.85 ERA)

Today’s game can be seen on WPIX.

Game Notes:

METS-PADRES NOTES: Since 2000, the Mets are 21-38 at San Diego…The Mets have won one series (2011) in San Diego since 2003.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY: The Mets are 28-29 all-time on Mother’s Day…New York has won three straight games on Mother’s Day…Mets players and on-field personnel will wear specially-designed uniforms that incorporates pink into the Mets logo and numbers and will include the symbolic pink ribbon on their uniforms…Players will wear pink wrist bands and use pink bats…The Rawlings baseball will have pink stitching today… Authenticated items from today’s game will be auctioned off at to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

DAY BASEBALL: The Mets are 7-3 in day games, including 3-1 on the road this year.

SCORING FIRST IS EVERYTHING: The Mets have outscored the opposition 23-5 in the first inning this year…The five first-inning runs allowed are the fewest in the majors…New York has scored first in 17 of its last 23 games…The Mets are 16-3 when they score first this year, including 9-2 on the road.

HOMER HAPPY: The Mets have 46 home runs through their first 29 games, which is the most in team history after 29 games…New York has hit 44 home run in its last 21 games after just two in its first eight games…Overall, the Mets lead the majors with 46 home runs.

VAUNTED PEN: The Mets pen worked 2.1 scoreless innings last night…The pen has a 2.62 ERA (25 earned runs/86.0 innings) which leads the NL and ranks fourth in the majors…Mets relievers have stranded 31 of 41 inherited runners and ranks third in the majors with 10.78 strikeouts per nine innings…The pen also has 24 holds, tied for the second-most in the majors.

KEEP THE PITCH HAND STRONG: The Mets rank second in the majors with a 2.78 team ERA…New York is third in the majors with 265 strike- outs and has allowed the fewest homers (15)…The Mets and Orioles are the only two teams that have not allowed a home run with more than one runner on base.

WELCOME TO LA FAMILIA: Jeurys Familia moved into sole possession of 10th place on the Mets all-time saves list with his 58 save last night…He moved past Braden Looper…Familia is 9-for-9 in save opportunities… Familia is tied for fourth in the majors in saves.

THE DARK KNIGHT: Matt Harvey took the loss in the Mets’ 3-0 defeat against the Atlanta Braves on May 3 at Citi Field…Tossed 5.2 innings and allowed three runs, earned, on eight hits…Struck out four and walked two…Last season he did not pick up his fourth loss until his 12th start on June 10 against the San Francisco Giants…Has 25 strikeouts in his first six starts of the season, the lowest of his career to start a season in that span.

HARVEY VS. PADRES: Has made three career starts against San Diego…He is 1-1 with a 3.50 ERA in 18.0 innings pitched…Struck out 21 and walked three…In two career starts at Petco Park, he is 0-1 with a 5.73 ERA in 11.0 innings pitched.

METS VS. CASHNER: Andrew Cashner has made eight career appearances against the Mets including three career starts in which he holds a 0-2 record with a 6.35 ERA…Cashner has struck out 26 and walked 7 in 22.2 innings pitched…Notable Mets hitters career numbers against the 29-year old right-hander are provided below…

  • Juan Lagares: .500 (2-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI)
  • Lucas Duda: .250 (2-8, 2 2B, 1 RBI)
  • Wilmer Flores: .333 (1-3, 2 K)
  • Neil Walker: .200 (2-10, 2 2B, 2 K)
  • Curtis Granderson: .222 (2-9, 1 HR, 3 RBI)
  • David Wright: .143 (1-7, 1 HR, 1 RBI)
  • Kevin Plawecki: .200 (1-5, 2 K)
  • Michael Conforto: .000 (0-2, 1 BB)

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