Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Brewers 8:10 pm et.
New York Mets (33-26):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. James Loney (L) 1B
5. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
6. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
7. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Matt Harvey (R) P
SP: Matt Harvey RHP (4-8, 4.95 ERA)
Milwaukee Brewers (28-32):
1. Jonathan Villar (S) SS
2. Scooter Gennett (L) 2B
3. Ryan Braun (R) LF
4. Jonathan Lucroy (R) C
5. Chris Carter (R) 1B
6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (L) CF
7. Aaron Hill (R) 3B
8. Ramon Flores (L) RF
9. Junior Guerra (R) P
SP: Junior Guerra RHP (3-1, 3.61 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.
METS- BREWERS NOTES: The Mets .610 career winning percentage in Milwaukee is the club’s highest vs. any NL team on the road…New York has won five in a row vs. Milwaukee dating to 2015 and seven of its last nine match-ups…The Mets swept the Brewers in a three-game series, May 20-22, earlier this year at Citi Field and are 4-0 vs. Milwaukee this season.
NO WALK ZONE: Last night was New York’s major league- leading 12th game without issuing a walk this year.
STARTING OFF WITH A BANG: The Mets have 15 first-inning homers this year, the most in the majors.
GRANDYMAN MAKING HISTORY: Curtis Granderson has 16 leadoff homers with the Mets, tied with Jose Reyes for the most in team history… Granderson has hit 16 leadoff homers over three years while it took Reyes nine years to reach that mark…Granderson’s 16 leadoff homers since 2014 leads the majors during that span.
LEAGUE LEADER: Jeurys Familia has 20 saves, the most in the majors…Is 20-20 in save opportunities in 2016...Familia has saved 36 consecutive games in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, extending a franchise-record...It is the second-longest active streak in the major leagues (Arizona’s Brad Ziegler has saved 39 straight opportunities)…Familia’s 20 consecutive saves to open the season is the second-longest streak to open a season in franchise history (Armando Benitez, 24 in 2001).
FOUR IS THE MAGIC NUMBER: The Mets are 25-5 when they score four or more runs and 8-21 when they score three or fewer.
THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: Matt Harvey has allowed one run over his last 14 innings (0.64 ERA)…He has issued one walk and struck nine during that span…Is making his first career start vs. the Brewers…Harvey struck out Justin Bour in his last start to record his 500th career strikeout (77 career starts)…The only Met to record his 500th career strikeout in fewer starts was Dwight Gooden (61st career start).
GOING WITH THE FLO: Wilmer Flores is hitting .476 (10-21) with three runs scored, two doubles and two RBI in seven games since replacing David Wright as the starting third baseman.
METS VS. GUERRA: The Mets have never faced Junior Guerra and only one current Met has recorded a plate appearance against Guerra… Catcher Rene Rivera is 0-1 in his career with a strikeout against the 31-year old right-hander.