Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Yankees 7:05 pm et.
New York Mets (55-51):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
2. Neil Walker (S) 2B
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) DH
4. Jay Bruce (L) RF
5. James Loney (L) 1B
6. Michael Conforto (L) LF
7. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
8. Kelly Johnson (L) 3B
9. Rene Rivera (R) C
SP: Steven Matz LHP (8-7, 3.35 ERA)
New York Yankees (53-53):
1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
2. Rob Refsnyder (R) RF
3. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
4. Chase Headley (S) 3B
5. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
6. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
7. Austin Romine (R) C
8. Gary Sanchez (R) DH
9. Aaron Hicks (S) LF
SP: Chad Green RHP (1-2, 4.56 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY and ESPN.
METS-YANKEES NOTES: The Mets are 1-1 vs. the Yankees this year…The Mets are 9-7 vs. the Yankees since 2013…The Subway Series moves to the Bronx tonight…The Mets went 1-2 in the Bronx last year and have gone 5-2 in the Bronx since 2013…The Mets are 8-11 all-time at the new Yankee Stadium and 21-31 all- time in the Bronx.
INTERLEAGUE: New York is 7-5 vs. the American League this year (1-1 vs. Yankees, 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 173-161 (.518)…The .518 winning percentage in Interleague play is the best all-time among NL clubs.
YO AT YANKEE STADIUM: Cespedes is batting .295 (18-61) with three doubles, one triple, four homers and nine RBI in 15 games at Yankee Stadium…Tonight will be his first game at Yankee Stadium as a member of the Mets.
HOT HITTERS: Since July 1, Alejandro De Aza is batting .342 (13-38) with two doubles, two home runs, four RBI, seven runs scored and a .479 OBP…Neil Walker is batting ..464 (13-28) with two doubles, one homer, six RBI and a .483 OBP over his last seven games…Michael Conforto has gone 3-6 (.500) with three doubles, two RBI and a run scored in the first two Subway Series games.
BRUUUUUUCE: Jay Bruce Has hit 233 home runs since making his major league debut on May 27, 2008…According to Elias, that’s the most home runs by any National League player since that date… The only others with at least 200 home runs in the NL since May 27, 2008 are: Ryan Howard (228), Ryan Braun (223), Matt Kemp (208) and Giancarlo Stanton (203)…Bruce was the first player to be traded during a season while leading his league in RBI.
MATZ VS. YANKEES: Matz has made one career start against the Yankees…Earned the win in the Mets’ 5-1 victory against the Yankees on September 18, 2015…Tossed 6 innings and allowed one run, earned, on seven hits and struck out four and walked one…He became the youngest Mets pitcher to earn a win against the Yankees (24 years, 112 days).
METS VS. GREEN: The Mets have never faced the 25-year old rookie.