Miami Marlins (43-40):
- Adeiny Hechavarria (R) SS
- Martin Prado (R) 3B
- Christian Yelich (L) LF
- Marcell Ozuna (R) CF
- Giancarlo Stanton (R) RF
- Chris Johnson (R) 1B
- Miguel Rojas (R) 2B
- Jeff Mathis (R) C
- Wei-Yin Chen (R) P
SP: Wei-Yin Chen LHP (4-3, 5.11 ERA)
New York Mets (45-37):
- Jose Reyes (S) 3B
- Curtis Granderson (L) RF
- Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
- Wilmer Flores (R) 2B
- Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
- James Loney (L) 1B
- Juan Lagares (R) CF
- Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
- Steven Matz (R) P
SP: Steven Matz LHP (7-3, 3.40 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.
MARLINS-METS NOTES: The Mets have won six straight home season series vs. the Marlins dating to 2010…The Mets are 38- 29 all-time vs. the Fish at Citi Field.
HOMECOOKIN’: The Mets are 5-0 on their season-high 11-game homestand…The Mets are 24-16 at home this year and have won seven consecutive games at Citi Field…The Mets are 34-7 when they score four or more runs.
COMEBACK CITY: The Mets overcame a six-run deficit yesterday… It was tied for the fourth-largest comeback win in team history and first since September 8, 2015 at Washington when they overcame a six-run deficit to win 8-7.
HOT HITTERS: Travis d’Arnaud is batting .448 (13-29) with one home run and seven RBI over his last nine games dating to June 24… In Curtis Granderson’s last five games, he’s batting .438 (7-16) with two home runs, four RBI and four runs scored…Brandon Nimmo is 8-for-his-last-28 (.321)…He has four RBI and scored four times in his last five games.
YO MVP: Yoenis Cespedes has hit in eight straight games, going 13-33 (.394) with two homers and five RBI…Has nine RBI in his last 11 home games…Cespedes is hitting .368 (25-68) with four homers, 10 RBI and a .421 OBP over his last 18 games.
FIRST-HALF FAMILIA: Jeurys Familia’s 29 saves prior to the All-Star break are the most in team history…Familia had 27 firsthalf saves last year.
MATZ VS. MARLINS: Has made two career starts against the Marlins…Is 0-1 with a 11.57 ERA and has struck out seven and walked four…His 11.57 ERA is his highest ERA against any opponent…Has made one start against the Marlins this season…Took the loss in his first start of the season on April 11…Pitched a career-low 1.2 innings, allowed a career-high seven runs, earned, on six hits…The loss marked his first and only career home defeat.
METS VS. CHEN: The 30-year old left-hander is making the first start of his career against the Mets but notable current Mets hitter’s numbers against the 30-year old lefty are provided below…
- Jose Reyes: .444 (4-9), 1 2B, 1 RBI
- James Loney: .333 (8-24), 2 2B, 1 HR
- Yoenis Cespedes: .214 (3-14), RBI, 4 K
- Curtis Granderson: .182 (2-11), 2 HR, 3 RBI
- Asdrubal Cabrera:.125 (2-16), 1 HR, 2 RBI