New York Mets (49-43):
- Jose Reyes (S) 3B
- Curtis Granderson (L) CF
- Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
- James Loney (L) 1B
- Neil Walker (S) 2B
- Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
- Michael Conforto (L) RF
- Rene Rivera (R) C
- Noah Syndergaard (L) P
SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (9-4, 2.56 ERA)
Chicago Cubs (56-36):
1. Tommy La Stella (L) 3B
2. Kris Bryant (R) RF
3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
4. Ben Zobrist (S) 2B
5. Willson Contreras (R) LF
6. Jason Heyward (L) CF
7. Addison Russell (R) SS
8. Miguel Montero (L) C
9. Jake Arrieta (R) P
SP: Jake Arrieta RHP (12-4, 2.68 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY and ESPN.
METS-CUBS NOTES: The Mets are 6-19 at Wrigley Field since 2008.
THE RETURN: Noah Syndergaard made his major league debut at Wrigley Field on May 12, 2015…He suffered the loss, allowing three runs over 5.1 innings while notching six strikeouts.
GRANDYMAN LOVES THE WINDY CITY: Curtis Granderson is batting .353 (18-51) with a .450 OBP, four doubles, three home runs and seven RBI over his last 15 games..Is batting .346 (18-52) during his career at Wrigley Field.
JEKYLL & HYDE: Asdrubal Cabrera is batting .313 (15-48) with five homers and seven RBI in 12 games in July…He is tied for third in the majors with five home runs this month..Is 0-for-his-last-28 with runners in scoring position dating to May 27 … His last hit with RISP came on May 23 at Washington.
WILMER!!: Wilmer Flores has six homers this month, tied for the major league lead with the Twins’ Max Kepler…Flores is hitting .351 (13-37) with 11 RBI in 12 games in July…Flores has four homers in his last seven games.
THOR VS. CUBS: Syndergaard is 2-1 with a 2.50 ERA in his career against Chicago (two regular season starts, one postseason start)…He’s struck out 24 and walked five.
METS VS. ARRIETA: In six career starts Arrieta has posted a 2-2 record with a 2.48 ERA against the Mets…He has struck out 36 and walked 10 in 40 innings…Picked up the loss back on July 2nd after going 5.1 innings and allowing 4 runs on 8 hits to the Mets…He struck out 4 and walked 2… Notable numbers against Arrieta are provided below…
- Asdrubal Cabrera: .455 (5-11), 2 HR, 4 RBI’s
- Curtis Granderson: .333 (10-30), 3 HR, 9 RBI’s
- Jose Reyes: .333 (1-3), 1 RBI, 1 K
- Yoenis Cespedes: .222 (2-9), 1 HR, 3 RBI
- Neil Walker: .214 (6-28), 1 HR, 3 RBI