New York Yankees (52-52):
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
3. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
4. Brian McCann (L) C
5. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
6. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
7. Chase Headley (S) 3B
8. Rob Refsnyder (R) RF
9. CC Sabathia (L) P
SP: C.C. Sabathia LHP (6-8, 3.95 ERA)
New York Mets (54-50):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Justin Ruggiano (R) CF
3. Neil Walker (S) 2B
4. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
5. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
6. James Loney (L) 1B
7. Matt Reynolds (R) SS
8. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF
9. Logan Verrett (R) P
SP: Logan Verrett RHP (3-6, 4.12 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY and ESPN.
METS-YANKEES NOTES: The Mets will play the Yankees four times (twice at Citi Field & twice at Yankee Stadium) starting tonight in Queens…The Mets went 2-4 vs. the Yankees last year, including going 1-2 at Citi Field…The Mets are 7-12 all-time vs. the Yankees at Citi Field and 23-29 all-time vs. the Bombers in Queens…The Mets are 8-6 vs. the Yankees since 2013… Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson, Tyler Clippard, and Kelly Johnson have played for both the Mets and Yankees.
MOVIN’ ON UP: Jeurys Familia’s save yesterday moved him into a fifth place tie on the club’s all-time save list with Tug McGraw with 86 saves…Familia also is already sixth on the team’s single- season save list with 37…John Franco (1998) is fifth on the list with 38 saves…Familia (2015) and Armando Benitez (2001) hold the franchise record with 43 saves.
INTERLEAGUE: New York is 6-4 vs. the American League this year (3-1 vs. Kansas City, 2-1 vs. Cleveland and 1-2 vs. the White Sox)…Since 1997, when Interleague play began, the Mets are 172-160 (.518)…The .518 winning percentage in Interleague play is the best all-time among NL clubs.
HOLDING RECORDS: Addison Reed has tossed a career-high 16.1 scoreless innings, while allowing six hits and striking out 25, since June 25…It is the fifth-longest current streak in the majors…Reed went 15.1 scoreless frames from May 4-June 8 earlier this year…He is second in the majors and has tied the single-season franchise record for holds with 26 with Aaron Heilman (2006).
VERRETT VS. YANKEES: Logan Verrett has never faced the Yankees…in his three home starts this season, he is 0-1 with a 3.66 ERA and has struck out 16 and walked 10.
METS VS. SABATHIA: In seven career starts against the Mets C.C. Sabathia holds a 4-2 record with a 3.22 ERA and has struck out 35 and walked 10 in 44.2 innings pitched… At Citi Field he holds a career 2-1 record in 4 starts with a 3.04 ERA in 23.2 innings pitched…Notable numbers against Sabathia are provided below…
- Wilmer Flores: .500 (1-2), 1 RBI
- Kelly Johnson: .333 (5-15), 5 K
- James Loney: .217 (5-23), 1 HR, 3 RBI
- Yoenis Cespedes: .143 (2-14), 1 2B, 1 RBI
- Justin Ruggiano: .125 (1-8), 1 BB, 3 K
Alejandro De Aza: .100 (1-10), 3 K
- Rene Rivera: .000 (0-3), 1 K
- Travis d’Arnaud: .000 (0-2), 1 BB, 1 K