New York Mets (25-18):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Juan Lagares (R) CF
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Eric Campbell (R) 1B
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P
SP: Bartolo Colon RHP (3-3, 3.75 ERA)
Washington Nationals (27-17):
1. Ben Revere (L) CF
2. Jayson Werth (R) LF
3. Bryce Harper (L) RF
4. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
5. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 1B
6. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
7. Wilson Ramos (R) C
8. Danny Espinosa (S) SS
9. Gio Gonzalez (R) P
SP: Gio Gonzalez LHP (3-1, 1.86 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.
METS-NATIONALS NOTES: New York is 56-44 in Washington all-time…New York dropped two of three to the Nats at Citi FIeld, May 17-19.
METS IN THE NATIONS CAPITAL: The Mets have won three in a row in Washington and went 6-3 in D.C. in 2015.
HIT EM’ DON’T ALLOW EM’: The Mets have hit 60 homers and allowed 27…The +33 home run differential is the best in the majors.
FAMILIA SUCCESS: Jeurys Famiia is 15-for-15 in save opportunities and is second in the majors in saves…Familia has 31 consecutive saves in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, which is tied with Billy Wagner (8/2/06-5/13/07) for the longest streak in team history.
SHARP PEN: The Mets pen has tossed 14.1 scoreless innings over its last four games…The Mets pen leads the majors with a 2.33 ERA…The pen is also first with a 1.86 ERA in May.
TOP FLIGHT PITCHING: The Mets rank third in the majors with a 3.10 team ERA…New York has allowed 27 homers, the fewest in the majors…The staff leads the majors with a 3.83 strikeout-to-walk rate.
CLUTCH CABRERA: Is 5-for-his-last-9 (.556) with runners in scoring position dating to May 8, including delivering the go- ahead two-run single yesterday.
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION: David Wright is a .290 (71-245) career hitter at Nationals Park in 60 games… Has 15 doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 32 RBI’s in those games…Is a .321 (25-78) hitter in his career at Nationals Park (22 games)… Juan Lagares has four doubles, one home run, seven RBI’s and 11 runs scored in 22 games at Nationals Park…Yoenis Cespedes is batting .429 (6-14) in three career games at Nationals Park…Has two homers, three doubles and seven RBI’s in those three games.
NO WALKING PERMITTED: Yesterday was the Mets major league-leading 10th time that they did not walk a batter…The White Sox are second with eight such games.
COLON VS.NATS: Picked up his second straight loss, third of the season, in the Mets’ 7-1 defeat against the Washington Nationals on May 18 at Citi Field…Pitched 4.2 innings and gave up three runs, while striking out four and walking five in the 107-pitch effort..Is 2-1 with a 3.15 ERA in three career starts at Nationals Park.
METS VS. GONZALEZ: Gio Gonzalez is 10-4 with a 2.59 ERA in 18 career starts against the Mets…His 10 wins against Mets are his most against any opponent and the most among active pitchers over the Mets…Tossed 6.1 innings on May 18 at Citi Field against the Mets and allowed one earned run on five hits with five strikeouts and just one walk… Is 3-3, 5.23 ERA in six game’s started against the Mets at Nationals Park…Notable Mets numbers against Gonzalez are provided below…
- Yoenis Cespedes: .571 (4-7), 1 HR, 1 RBI
- Juan Lagares: .379 (11-29), 3 2B, 1 HR
- Curtis Granderson: .121 (4-33), 1 2B, 1 HR
- David Wright: .250 (6-24), 1 HR, 4 RBI
- Neil Walker: .125 (1-8), 1 BB, 1 K
- Asdrubal Cabrera: .150 (3-20), 1 BB, 1 K
- Eric Campbell: .167 (3-18), 2 RBI, 2 BB