Washington Nationals (51-36):
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. Stephen Strasburg (R) P
SP: Stephen Strasburg RHP (11-0, 2.71 ERA)
New York Mets (47-38):
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. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P
SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (9-3, 2.41 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.
NATIONALS-METS NOTES: The Mets are 8-16 vs. Washington at Citi Field since 2014.
HOMERS AT HOME: New York has hit a home run in 10 straight home games (26 overall) dating to June 21…That is tied for the fourth-longest streak in franchise history and the longest streak since they also went deep in 10 straight home games from June 28-July 23, 2008.
HOME RUN RECORD: Five homers in the fourth inning (Washington-3, New York-2) last night tied a major league record for combined homers in one inning…It’s happened 26 previous times, last, June 21, 2008, when the White Sox and the Cubs did so at Wrigley Field…It was the only time the Mets have been involved in five home runs in one inning.
OFFENSE ON THIS HOMESTAND: The Mets have outscored their opponents, 55-31 during this homestand (the team is 7-1)…New York has belted 22 home runs, 14 doubles and is hitting .313 (86-275) with a .387 on-base percentage.
FIRST-HALF FAMILIA: Jeurys Familia is one of 10 relievers and is the first Met to have 31 saves prior to the All-Star break since saves became an official stat in 1969.
CLOSING TIME: Familia has saved 47 consecutive games in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, extending a franchise-record…He is tied with Brad Lidge (2007-2009) for the fifth-longest streak in list in major league history.
SYNDERGAARD VS. NATIONALS: Has faced the Nationals twice this season…Is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and struck out 15 and walked three…Is 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA in five career starts against the Nationals and has struck out 38 and walked nine…The 38 strikeouts are his most versus any opponent in his career….Has made three career starts against the Nationals at Citi Field…Is 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA and has struck out 29 and walked one.
METS VS. STRASBURG: Stepehen Strasburg holds a career 6-3 record with a 2.11 ERA against the Mets in 11 starts…He has struck out 95 and walked 20 in 67.2 innings…Holds a 5-1 career record in seven starts at Citi Field with a 2.08 ERA… He has struck out 61 and walked 11 in 43.1 innings… Notable numbers against Strasburg are provided below…
- Yoenis Cespedes: .500 (4-8), 1 2B, 1 BB
- Neil Walker: .353 (6-17), 1 HR, 2 RBI
- Asdrubal Cabrera: .333 (2-6), 1 HR, 2 RBI
- Jose Reyes: .263 (5-19), 2 2B, 2 K
- James Loney: .200 (1-5)
- Curtis Granderson: .167 (3-18), 1 RBI, 5 BB