New York Mets (26-18):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Eric Campbell (R) 1B
7. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
8. Ty Kelly (S) 3B
9. Matt Harvey (R) P
SP: Matt Harvey RHP (3-6, 5.77 ERA)
Washington Nationals (27-18):
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. Stephen Strasburg (R) P
SP: Stephen Strasburg RHP (7-0, 2.80 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.
METS-NATIONALS NOTES: New York is 57-44 in Washington all-time…New York dropped two of three to the Nats at Citi FIeld, May 17-19…The Mets have won four in a row in Washington dating to September 7, 2015…New York was 6-3 in D.C. last year.
TRIPLE THREAT: New York hit three home runs last night (David Wright, Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker)…The Mets are tied with the Orioles for the most games with three or more homers in the majors this year (nine).
BACK TO THE FUTURE: Yoenis Cespedes hit his major league- leading 15th home run last night…According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marks the first time that a Mets player has held the major league outright lead (no ties) in homers this late in a season since Dave Kingman held the lead with 37 homers through the games of September 18, 1982.
DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK: New York posted its fourth straight come-from- behind win of the year last night…The last time the Mets had four consecutive comeback wins was April 14-17, 2015…Overall, the Mets have seven comeback wins this season.
HARVEY VS. STRASBURG ROUND 4: This is the fourth time that Matt Harvey has opposed Stephen Strasburg…Harvey is 2-1 in those previous match-ups while Strasburg is 1-2…They faced each other five days ago at Citi Field with Strasburg earning the win and Harvey taking the loss…On April 9, 2015, the duo paired off at Washington…Harvey earned the win while Strasburg suffered the loss…On April 19, 2013, they faced each other at Citi Field… Harvey was the winning pitchers and Strasburg took the loss.
CLUTCH CABRERA: Asdrubal Cabrera Is 6-for-his-last-10 (.600) with runners in scoring position dating to May 8…Cabrera has hit in six straight games, going 8-23 (.348) with five RBI.
BACK-TO-BACK: Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker hit back- to-back homers in the fifth inning last night…It was New York’s major league-leading seventh back-to-back home runs this season…The club record is 13 back-to-back homers set in 2000.
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION: David Wright is a .289 (72-249) career hitter at Nationals Park in 61 games… Has 15 doubles, one triple, eight home runs and 35 RBI’s in those games…Juan Lagares is a .325 (27-83) hitter in his career at Nationals Park (23 games)…has four doubles, one home run, seven RBI’s and 12 runs scored in 23 games at Nationals Park…Yoenis Cespedes is batting .444 (8-18) in three career games at Nationals Park…Has three homers, three doubles and eight RBI’s in those four games.
METS VS. STRASBURG: Strasburg has posted a 2.66 ERA while going 5-3 in 10 career starts against the Mets…He’s struck out 84 and walked just 18… Is 0-2 with a 4.08 ERA in 3 starts against the Mets at Nationals Park…Notable Mets numbers against Strasburg are provided below…
- Neil Walker: .357 (5-14), 1 HR, 2 RBI
- Yoenis Cespedes: .400 (2-5), 1 BB, 3 K
- Asdrubal Cabrera: .333 (1-3), 1 RBI
- Curtis Granderson: .188 (3-16), 1 RBI, 4 BB
- Michael Conforto: .000 (0-6), 3 K