Washington Nationals (51-35):
1. Ben Revere (L) CF
2. Jayson Werth (R) LF
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
4. Bryce Harper (L) RF
5. Wilson Ramos (R) C
6. Clint Robinson (L) 1B
7. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
8. Danny Espinosa (S) SS
9. Lucas Giolito (R) P
SP: Lucas Giolito RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
New York Mets (46-38):
1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Neil Walker (S) 2B
5. James Loney (L) 1B
6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Brandon Nimmo (L) LF
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P
SP: Bartolo Colon RHP (7-4, 2.87 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY and MLB Network.
NATIONALS-METS NOTES: The Mets are 7-16 vs. Washington at Citi Field since 2014.
HOME COOKIN’: The Mets are 8-1 in their last nine home games… Overall, the club is 25-17 at home…New York has the fifth-best winning percentage (.595) in the NL at home.
HOMER HAPPY: New York has hit a home run in nine straight home games (22 overall) dating to June 21…The Mets have hit 59 home runs at home, the most in the NL and tied for the third-most in the majors.
AS HOT AS THE SUMMER: Travis d’Arnaud is hitting .406 (13-32) with one home run and seven RBI over his last 10 games…Curtis Granderson is 5-16 (.313) with two home runs and five RBI over his last four games…Brandon Nimmo is batting .310 (9-29) with four RBI in nine games since June 27…Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .360 (27-75) with five homers, 11 RBI and a .417 OBP over his last 20 games.
FIRST-HALF FAMILIA: Is one of 15 relievers and is the first Met to have 30 saves prior to the All-Star break since saves became an official stat in 1969.
GO FLO: Wilmer Flores has two multi-home run games in his last four games…According to Elias, he became the first third baseman in team history to accomplish that feat…Flores is 9-for-his-last-17 (.529) with four homers and seven RBI.
COLON VS. NATIONALS: In his nine games (eight starts) against the Nationals as a Met, Colón is 3-5 with a 3.70 ERA… His last win versus Washington came on May 23, when he pitched 7 innings and allowed one run on five hits in the Mets’ 7-1 victory… Colon struck out two and walked two.
GIOLITO VS. METS: Lucas Giolito was summoned to the big leagues to start in place of RHP Stephen Strasburg on June 28 against the Mets… In his Major League debut, he tossed 4 innings of one-hit no-run ball before a rain delay forced him from the game…Tonight will mark his second career start and both have come against the Mets.