New York Mets (21-15):
1. Alejandro De Aza (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Neil Walker (S) 2B
7. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
8. Eric Campbell (R) 3B
9. Jacob deGrom (L) P
SP: Jacob deGrom RHP (3-1, 2.12 ERA)
Colorado Rockies (18-18):
1. Charlie Blackmon (L) CF
2. Trevor Story (R) SS
3. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
4. Gerardo Parra (L) LF
5. Carlos Gonzalez (L) RF
6. Mark Reynolds (R) 1B
7. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
8. Dustin Garneau (R) C
9. Tyler Chatwood (R) P
SP: Tyler Chatwood RHP (4-3, 3.09 ERA)
Today’s game can be seen on SNY.
METS-ROCKIES NOTES: The Mets are 9-17 at Coors Field since 2009.
17 STRAIGHT: The Mets are 4-6 on their season-high 11- game road trip (2-2 in San Diego, 2-2 in Los Angeles and 0-2 in Colorado)…Overall, the Mets are 12-9 on the road…Today ends a stretch of 17 consecutive games…The Mets are 8-8 during that span so far…The Mets have lost three in a row.
ROAD TRIPPIN’: New York has hit .211 (70-331) with 12 homers and scored 29 runs over the first 10 games of this road trip (2.9 runs per game)…The pitching staff has posted a 3.93 ERA (37 earned runs/84.2 innings) during the trip.
AVOIDING THE BROOMS: After dropping the first two games of this series, the Mets will look to avoid being swept in Colorado for the first time since April 16-18, 2013…The Mets have not been swept this year.
STREAK SNAPPED: This series also snapped a streak of eight straight undefeated series for the Mets…Prior to this series, the last series the club lost was April 11-13 vs. Miami, going 6-0-2…The Mets are now 3-1-3 in road series.
deGROM VS. COLORADO: DeGrom is 2-0 in two career starts against Colorado…He has not allowed a run in 15.0 innings with 19 strikeouts…DeGrom will be making his first career start at Coors Field.
deGROM in deDAY: Jacob deGrom is 13-2 with a 1.25 ERA (19 earned runs/136.1 innings) in 21 career daytime starts…That is the best daytime ERA among qualified major league pitchers over the last three years…It is also the best daytime ERA for any pitcher in his first three seasons in the last 100 years (min. 100 daytime IP).
LOVE THE SUNSHINE: The Mets are 8-3 in day games, including 4-1 on the road this year.
SCORING SUCCESS: The Mets are 18-3 when scoring four or more runs and 3-12 when scoring three runs or less.
TOP FLIGHT PEN: New York’s bullpen tossed 5.1 scoreless innings last night…The Mets lead the NL and rank second in the majors with a 2.39 ERA (28 earned runs/105.1 innings)…The pen’s strikeout-to-walk rate is 3.69 ranking third in the majors.
METS VS. CHATWOOD: Tyler Chatwood has made three starts in his career against the Mets and holds a 1-0 record with a 0.56 ERA (1 ER/16 innings pitched)…Chatwood has struck out nine and walked ten…Notable numbers for Mets hitters against Chatwood are provided below…
- Asdrubal Cabrera: .250 (1-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI)
- Curtis Granderson: .333 (1-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
- Juan Lagares: .333 (1-3, 1 K)
- David Wright: .500 (1-2)
- Lucas Duda: .000 (0-1)