Lineups & Game Notes: Rockies vs. Mets 8:40 pm et.


New York Mets (21-13):

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. Matt Harvey (R) P

SP: Matt Harvey RHP (3-2, 4.50 ERA)

Colorado Rockies (16-18):

1. Charlie Blackmon (L) CF
2. Trevor Story (R) SS
3. Carlos Gonzalez (L) RF
4. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
5. Gerardo Parra (L) LF
6. Mark Reynolds (R) 1B
7. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
8. Tony Wolters (L) C
9. Jon Gray (R) P

SP: Jon Gray RHP (0-1, 5.40 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

METS AT COORS: Despite winning four straight, the Mets are 9-15 at Coors Field since 2009.

METS VS. ROCKIES: The Mets have won 11 straight games vs. Colorado dating to May 4, 2014…This streak is tied for the second-longest vs. any one team in franchise history… The Mets have won four straight in Colorado…The Mets have won 15 of their last 18 meetings vs. the Rockies.

LAST YEAR VS. COLORADO: The Mets went 7-0 vs. the Rockies in 2015, outscoring them 56-24…New York collected 25 doubles and hit 11 home runs in the seven games.


ON THE ROAD: The Mets are 4-4 on their season-high 11-game road trip (2-2 in San Diego and 2-2 in Los Angeles)… Overall, the Mets are 12-7 on the road…The .632 road winning percentage is the fifth-best in the majors.

YO BEER MAN: Yoenis Cespedes hit .313 (10-32) with two doubles, four home runs and 10 RBI in seven games vs. Colorado last season, including a three-homer game on August 21 at Coors Field.

HITTERS BEWARE: The Mets rank second in the majors with a 2.86 team ERA…New York has allowed 22 homers, tied for the fewest in the majors…The staff is fifth in the majors with 303 strikeouts.

PEN PALS: New York’s bullpen leads the NL and ranks third in the majors with a 2.58 ERA (28 earned runs/97.2 innings)…The pen has 29 holds, the most in the majors.

JEURYS LOOKING FAMILIA: Jeurys Familia is second in the majors with 12 saves…He is 12-for-12 in save opportunities…Five of his last eight outings have been 1-2-3 innings.

PITCHERS WHO RAKE: According to Elias, the Mets became the first team since the 1963 Washington Senators to have five extra-base hits by pitchers over a five-game span (May 7-11)…This is the first time that two different pitchers (Bartolo Colon and Noah Syndergaard) have hit home runs in the same calendar month in team history.

HAPPY HARVEY DAY: Matt Harvey is 2-0 with a 0.39 ERA (one earned run/23.0 innings pitched) in three careers starts vs. Colorado…Harvey has struck out 19 and walked two…His 0.39 ERA against Colorado is the lowest against any opponent (minimum three starts)…He enters tonight’s game with a 19 inning scoreless streak against the Rockies dating to his first start against them on August 22, 2012…He will be making his first career start at Coors Field…Harvey is 3-1 with a 3.57 ERA (nine earned runs/22.2 innings) over his last four starts.

DO THE MATH: The Mets have hit 51 homers and allowed 22 for a +29 home run differential, the best in the majors…Baltimore is second at +27 (49-22) and St. Louis is third at +19 (51-32).

METS VS. GRAY: Jon Gray has made two career starts against the Mets and is 0-0 with a 9.39 ERA (8 ER IN 7.2 innings)…The 24 year old right-hander has struck out five and walked three…Gray’s inflated ERA against the Mets is due to the Mets scoring seven runs on eight hits in 1.2 innings back on August 21 2015 at Coors Field against Gray…Gray was selected in the first round with the third overall pick by the Colorado Rockies back in the 2013 MLB Draft out of the University of Oklahoma…Notable Mets numbers against Gray are provided below…

  • Yoenis Cespedes: .400 (2-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
  • David Wright: .250 (1-4, 1 BB, 2 K)
  • Lucas Duda: .200 (1-5, 1 RBI, 1 K)
  • Curtis Granderson: .200 (1-5, 1 RBI, 1 K)
  • Michael Conforto: .000 (0-2, 1 BB, 1 K)

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