New York Mets (40-36):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Neil Walker (S) 2B
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. James Loney (L) 1B
5. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
6. Kelly Johnson (L) 3B
7. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Logan Verrett (R) P
SP: Logan Verrett RHP (3-4, 4.14 ERA)
Washington Nationals (46-32):
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. Max Scherzer (R) P
SP: Max Scherzer RHP (8-5, 3.52 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY and ESPN 2.
METS-NATIONALS NOTES: New York is 58-47 in Washington all-time…New York won two of three from the Nats in D.C. from May 23-25 and is 8-6 in Washington since 2015.
ON THE ROAD: New York is 2-4 on its seven-game road trip which concludes tonight…The Mets are 21-20 on the road this season.
YO: Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .353 with three homers and eight RBI over his last 18 games…He has a .416 on-base percentage during that streak.
HEY ROOKIE: Brandon Nimmo is 3-for-his-last-8 (.375) after going 0-4 in his major league debut on June 26 at Atlanta…He is the 16th major leaguer born in Wyoming to appear in the majors.
GOING WITH THE FLO: Wilmer Flores has hit .306 with four doubles, two homers and 12 RBI in 25 games in June…Flores has four RBI in his last five games.
FILLING IN TONIGHT: Logan Verrett will make his fifth start of the year tonight… He is 1-2 with a 5.79 ERA as a starter this year…Verrett has also appeared in 16 games out of the bullpen…He is 2-3 with a 4.61 ERA in eight career starts…Verrett has tossed 4.2 scoreless innings vs. the Nationals during his career (four games).
METS VS. SCHERZER: Max Scherzer is 1-3 with a 2.00 ERA in five starts vs. the Mets since he joined the Nationals in 2015…Notable numbers against Scherzer are provided below…
- Curtis Granderson: .333 (8-24), 3 2B, 2 HR
- James Loney: .308 (8-26), 1 2B, 2 HR
- Yoenis Cespedes: .273 (3-11), 1 2B, 1 HR
- Neil Walker: .250 (3-12), 2 HR, 3 RBI
- Asdrubal Cabrera: .250 (12-48), 4 2B, 1 HR
- Alejandro De Aza: .256 (11-43), 1 2B, 1 HR
- Kelly Johnson: .217 (5-23), 2 2B, 1 HR
- Rene Rivera: .143 (1-7), 3 K