New York Mets (50-43):
1. Jose Reyes (S) SS
2. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
3. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
4. James Loney (L) 1B
5. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
6. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B
7. Juan Lagares (R) CF
8. Michael Conforto (L) LF
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P
SP: Bartolo Colon RHP (8-4, 3.11 ERA)
Chicago Cubs (56-37):
1. Ben Zobrist (S) RF
2. Kris Bryant (R) 3B
3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
4. Willson Contreras (R) LF
5. Jason Heyward (L) CF
6. Addison Russell (R) SS
7. Miguel Montero (L) C
8. Javier Baez (R) 2B
9. Kyle Hendricks (R) P
SP: Kyle Hendricks RHP (8-6 2.41 ERA)
Today’s game can be seen on SNY and ESPN.
METS-CUBS NOTES: The Mets are 7-19 at Wrigley Field since 2008…The Mets have won nine of their last 10 match- ups vs. the Cubs (including the postseason)…New York snapped an eight-game regular season losing streak at Wrigley Field with last night’s 2-1 win…It was the second-longest losing streak at Wrigley Field in team history.
DAY GAMES: New York is 18-11 in day games (7-6 on the road)…The Mets have a .621 winning percentage in day games which ranks fourth in the majors…The Mets lead the majors with a 2.71 team ERA during the day.
ONE-RUN GAMES: The Mets are 19-11 in one-run games (8-6 on the road) this year…The .633 winning percentage in one-run decisions ranks sixth in the majors.
CLOSING TIME: Jeurys Familia has 33 saves, the most in the majors…Is 33-33 in save opportunities in 2016…Familia has a franchise record with 33 straight saves to open a season…Familia has hurled a career-high 17.0 scoreless innings with 17 strikeouts dating to June 8.
RECORD RUN: Familia has saved 49 consecutive games in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, extending a franchise-record…It is the tied for the fourth-longest streak in major league history with John Axford…Familia has also set another franchise record with saves in each of his last 11 appearances.
COLON VS. CUBS: Bartolo Colón is 2-2 with a 3.66 ERA in eight games (seven starts) versus the Cubs (seven regular season starts, one postseason relief appearance)….He has struck out 26 and walked 21…His only career regular season victory against the Cubs came in his last start against them on July 2…Colón pitched 6.0 innings and gave up two runs, earned, on four hits and struck out five and walked three…Colon was the winning pitcher in the Mets clinching Game 4 of the NLCS vs. the Cubs…He worked 1.1 scoreless innings of relief as the Mets won, 8-3.
METS VS. HENDRICKS: Kyle Hendricks has made 2 career starts against the Mets and holds a 2-0 record with a 0.69 ERA…He has struck out nine and walked three in 13 career innings…Notable numbers against the 26-year old right hander are provided below…
- Kelly Johnson: .500 (1-2), 1 RBI, 1 K
- Jose Reyes: .333 (1-3)
- Curtis Granderson: .167 (1-6), 1 K
- Juan Lagares: .000 (0-5)
- Wilmer Flores: .000 (0-4)
- Travis d’Arnaud: .000 (0-3)