Milwaukee Brewers (18-24):
- Jonathan Villar (S) SS
- Scooter Gennett (L) 2B
- Jonathan Lucroy (R) C
- Chris Carter (R) 1B
- Kirk Nieuwenhuis (L) CF
- Aaron Hill (R) 3B
- Alex Presley (L) LF
- Ramon Flores (L) RF
- Zach Davies (R) P
SP: Zach Davies RHP (1-3, 5.58 ERA)
New York Mets (23-18):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Eric Campbell (R) 1B
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Jacob deGrom (L) P
SP: Jacob deGrom RHP (3-1, 2.50 ERA)
Today’s game can be seen on WPIX.
BREWERS-METS NOTES: The Mets are 9-14 vs. Milwaukee at Citi Field…New York has outscored the Brewers 22-4 in their last three contests at Citi Field.
METS LOVE THE SUN: New York is 8-4 in day games this year, including 4-2 at home.
deGROM in deDAY: Jacob deGrom is 13-2 with a 1.39 ERA in 22 career daytime starts…That is the best daytime ERA among qualified major league pitchers over the last three years.
deGROM in deCITI: DeGrom has allowed one earned run in two home starts this year (12.0 innings – 0.75 ERA)…He is 13-7 with a 1.79 ERA (35 earned runs/175.2 innings) in 27 starts at Citi Field…His 1.79 home ERA is the third-lowest in the majors since 2014 among pitchers with at least 100.0 innings…Trails Clayton Kershaw (1.70) and Jake Arrieta (1.75).
deCOMBO: DeGrom is 5-1 with a 0.84 ERA (six earned runs/64.0 innings) in 10 career home starts during the day.
deGROMINATING MILWAUKEE: deGrom has four career starts against Milwaukee, going 3-1 with a 1.38 ERA…He has won his last three starts against the Brewers dating to July 27, 2014…His 1.38 ERA is the lowest ERA against any team he has faced at least four times..
DO THE MATH: The Mets have hit 57 homers and allowed 26…The +31 home run differential is the best in the majors.
LIGHTS OUT: Familia has retired every batter he’s faced in eight of his last 11 outings…Opponents have a .150 OPS over the last 14 days vs. Familia, the lowest mark among ML relievers.
WELCOME BACK TO THE CITI: Kirk Nieuwenheis is making his return to Citi Field for the first time as an opposing player… Nieuwenhuis was drafted by the New York Mets in the third round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft out of the Azusa Pacific University..Nieuwenhuis made his major league debut with the Mets on April 7, 2012… In four seasons on the Mets roster the 28-year old outfielder hit .235 with 17 HR’s and 71 RBI’s… On December 23, 2015 Nieuwenhuis was claimed by the Milwaukee Brewers off of waivers…Reliever Carlos Torres will also be facing his former club that he previously spent the past two seasons with…Torres held a 17-18 record with a 3.59 ERA in 241 innings pitched with the Mets while striking out 219 and walking 73… On April 2, 2016 Torres signed a one year major league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers after being released by the Atlanta Braves.
HENDERSON FACES FORMER TEAM: Jim Henderson is facing his former team for the first time since departing via free agency this offseason… After spending ten seasons in the minor leagues, Henderson made his major league debut for the Milwaukee Brewers on July 26, 2012…Henderson was with the Brewers big league club from 2012-2014 and spent 2015 rehabbing in the minor leagues for Milwaukee after having shoulder surgery in August 2014…Henderson posted an 8-9 record with a 3.44 ERA and 31 saves in 102 innings pitched for the Brewers…Henderson had struck out 158 and walked 47 in his time with the Brewers…The 33-year old reliever signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets on December 3, 2015.
BREW SLAMMERS: Curtis Granderson Batted .375 (9-24) with four home runs , five RBI’s and five runs scored in six games vs. Milwaukee in 2015 … His four homers vs. the Brewers were tied for the most he hit versus any opponent last year…Neil Walker Has hit 11 home runs in 91 career games vs. Milwaukee…That total is tied for second-most in his career vs. any opponent (also has hit 11 vs.Cubs)…Yoenis Cespedes has hit .400 (10-25) with 2 HR’S and 4 RBI’s in seven games played in his career against the Brewers.
METS VS. DAVIES: Zach Davies has never faced the New York Mets… The only current Mets hitter to have faced the 23-year old right-hander was Neil Walker and he is 0-3 in his career with 1 walk.