Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Marlins 4:10 pm et.

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Sep 5, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) throws the ball in the first inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets (30-23):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Neil Walker (S) 2B
5. Juan Lagares (R) CF
6. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
7. James Loney (L) 1B
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

SP: Bartolo Colon RHP (4-3, 3.39 ERA)

Miami Marlins (29-26):

1. Derek Dietrich (L) 2B
2. Martin Prado (R) 3B
3. Christian Yelich (L) LF
4. Marcell Ozuna (R) CF
5. Giancarlo Stanton (R) RF
6. Justin Bour (L) 1B
7. J.T. Realmuto (R) C
8. Miguel Rojas (R) SS
9. Justin Nicolino (L) P

SP: Justin Nicolino LHP (2-3, 4.50 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

METS-MARLINS NOTES: The Mets have won 11 of their last 17 games in Miami…New York is 24-18 vs. the Marlins since 2014.

DAY GAMES: New York is 12-5 in day games this year, including 5-2 on the road…The 12 wins during the day are tied for the third-most in the majors, behind the Cubs (16) and Giants (13).

VS. LEFTHANDERS: The Mets are 6-6 vs. lefthanders this season…Including today, the Mets are scheduled to face lefthanded starters in three of their next five games.

THREE-HOME RUN GAMES: Asdrubal Cabrera, James Loney and Rene Rivera each went deep last night…The Mets lead the majors with 11 games with three or more homers this season.

LEFTY MASHER: Juan Lagares is batting .326 (15-46) vs. lefties this season with four RBI…Is 8-for-his-last-20 vs. LHP dating to May 15.

MIAMI MASHERS: Juan Lagares is batting .313 (21-67) in 23 career games at Marlins Park…Has four doubles, three triples, one homer and 11 RBI in that stretch…Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .341 (14-41) in 10 career games at Marlins Park…Yoenis Cespedes has hit .417 (20-48) with four doubles, two home runs and nine RBI in 10 career games at Marlins Park.

AGING LIKE FINE WINE: Bartolo Colon turned 43 on May 24… According to Elias, Colon won 47 games from age 40-42…Only four other pitchers had more wins from age 40-42: Warren Spahn (62), Cy Young (61), Randy Johnson (51) and Roger Clemens (50).

COLON VS. THE FISH: Colon is 7-4 with a 2.92 ERA in 11 career starts, his 2.92 ERA in 11 career starts against the Marlins is the fourth lowest among teams he has faced…Colon went 4-2 with a 2.49 ERA in six starts in 2015…Colon last pitched in Miami on September 5, 2015 and tossed a complete game shutout with two strikeouts and no walks…He is the last Mets pitcher to throw a complete game.

METS VS. NICOLINO: Justin Nicolino has made one career start against the Mets back on September 14, 2015 at Citi Field…The 24-year old left-hander pitched six innings while allowing three runs on six hits…He struck out two and walked one…Notable Mets career numbers against Nicolino are provided below…

  • Yoenis Cespedes: .333 (1-3), 1 HR, 1 RBI
  • Juan Lagares: .333 (1-3), 1 K
  • Wilmer Flores: .000 (0-1), 1 BB
  • Neil Walker: .000 (0-2), 1 RBI

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