New York Mets (40-34):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Neil Walker (S) 2B
5. James Loney (L) 1B
6. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
7. Brandon Nimmo (L) LF
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P
SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (8-2, 2.08 ERA)
Washington Nationals (44-32):
1. Ben Revere (L) CF
2. Jayson Werth (R) LF
3. Bryce Harper (L) RF
4. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
5. Wilson Ramos (R) C
6. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 1B
7. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
8. Danny Espinosa (S) SS
9. Joe Ross (R) P
SP: Joe Ross RHP (6-4, 3.11 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY & MLB Network.
METS-NATIONALS NOTES: New York is 58-45 in Washington all-time…The Mets have won five of their last six games in Washington…New York is 8-4 in D.C. since 2015…New York won two of three from the Nats in D.C. from May 23-25.
METS RECORDS: The Mets have won four of their last six games…The Mets are 29-6 when they score four or more runs and 11-28 when they score three or less runs.
BOMBS AWAY: The Mets have hit 14 home runs in their last six games at Nationals Park, including six home runs in three contests this year.
HEY YO: Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .350 (21-60) with three homers and eight RBI over his last 16 games…He has eight multi-hit games in his last 16 contests…is hitting.385 (10-26) with four doubles, three homers and eight RBI in six career games at Nationals Park.
LONEY AIN’T NO PHONEY: James Loney has hit in 13 of his last 14 games, going 17-50 (.340) with four doubles, one triple and one homer during that span…Loney has reached base safely in 16 of his last 17 games and in 21 of the 24 games he’s played with the Mets.
LOCKDOWN: Jeurys Familia has 26 saves, the most in the majors…Is 26- 26 in save opportunities in 2016…Familia has a franchise record with 26 straight saves to open a season…Familia has saved 42 consecutive games in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, extending a franchise-record…It is also the longest active streak in the major leagues.
ALMIGHTY THOR: Noah Syndergaard has won six straight decisions dating to May 11 and he has posted a 1.71 ERA during that stretch…Syndergaard reached 100 strikeouts this year in 81.1 innings, the fastest in team history by innings…Syndergaard is fourth in the majors with a 2.08 ERA and averages the fastest fastball (98.1), slider (91.3) and change-up (90.1) this year.
THOR VS. WASHINGTON: Has faced Washington once this season and four times in his career… Is 2-0 with a 1.33 ERA in four career starts against Washington… Has struck out 33 and walked six…His 33 strikeouts against the Nationals are the most versus any team he has faced…His 1.33 ERA against the Nationals is his second-lowest versus any team he has faced more than once.
METS VS. ROSS: Joe Ross has made two career starts against the Mets and is 0-1 with a 2.84 ERA in 12.2 innings pitched…Ross has struck out ten and walked one…This is Ross’ first start against the Mets this season…Notable numbers against Ross are provided below…
- Kelly Johnson: .667 (2-3), 1 2B
- Wilmer Flores: .333 (2-6), 1 RBI
- Neil Walker: .333 (1-3), 1 HR, 1 RBI
- Curtis Granderson: .167 (1-6), 2 K
- Yoenis Cespedes: .000 (0-3), 1 K
- Travis d’Arnaud: .000 (0-2), 1 K