Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Nationals 7:05 pm et.
New York Mets (40-35):
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. Matt Harvey (R) P
SP: Matt Harvey RHP (4-9, 4.64 ERA)
Washington Nationals (45-32):
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. Lucas Giolito (R) P
SP: Lucas Giolito RHP (MLB Debut)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY and MLB Network.
METS-NATIONALS NOTES: New York is 58-46 in Washington all-time…The Mets have won five of their last seven games in Washington…New York is 8-5 in D.C. since 2015…New York won two of three from the Nats in D.C. from May 23-25.
YO IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL: Yoenis Cespedes is hitting.387 (12-31) with four doubles, three homers and eight RBI in seven career games at Nationals Park.
NATURAL FLO: Wilmer Flores is 4-for-his-last-8 and has hit .319 (22-69) with four doubles, two homers and 12 RBI in 24 games in June.
FACING A STARTER IN DEBUT: Lucas Giolito will become the fourth starting pitcher to make his major league debut against the Mets this year…He joins Aaron Blair (April 24 vs. Atlanta), the Dodgers’ Julio Urias (May 27 at Citi Field) and Jameson Taillon (June 8 at Pittsburgh)…New York is 3-0 in those starts, but only Aaron Blair suffered the loss…Urias and Taillon had no-decisions…The three pitchers posted a combined 5.79 ERA issued eight walks and struck out seven.
LONEY AIN’T NO PHONY: James Loney has hit in seven straight games (9-26, .346) and in 14 of his last 15 games (18-54, .333)…Loney has reached base safely in 22 of the 25 games he’s played with the Mets.
THE DARK KNIGHT VS. NATS: Matt Harvey went 3-3 with a 1.77 ERA in 10 starts vs. Washington from 2012-2015…Harvey is 0-2 with a 12.91 ERA in two starts vs. the Nationals this season…He is 0-1 with a 10.45 ERA in his last two starts at Nationals Park…Harvey is 1-2 with a 4.02 ERA in five career starts at Nationals Park.