New York Mets (56-52):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) DH
2. Alejandro De Aza (L) CF
3. Neil Walker (S) 2B
4. Jay Bruce (L) RF
5. James Loney (L) 1B
6. Kelly Johnson (L) 3B
7. Brandon Nimmo (L) LF
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Matt Reynolds (R) SS
SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (9-5, 2.48 ERA)
Detroit Tigers (59-49):
1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Tyler Collins (L) CF
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
5. J.D. Martinez (R) RF
6. Nick Castellanos (R) 3B
7. Justin Upton (R) LF
8. James McCann (R) C
9. Jose Iglesias (R) SS
SP: Justin Verlander RHP (11-6, 3.54 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.
METS-TIGERS NOTES: The Mets scored 32 runs in a three- game series during their last trip to Detroit (June 28-30, 2011).
SPLITS: The Mets are 9-11 since the All-Star break… The Mets are 27-26 on the road this year.
INTERLEAGUE: The Mets are 8-6 vs. the American League this year (2-2 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 174-162 (.518)…The .518 winning percentage in Interleague play is the best all-time among NL clubs.
HOLD IT RIGHT THERE: Addison Reed is tied for first in the majors with 27 holds…Reed set the single-season franchise record for holds last night at Yankee Stadium with his 27th… Aaron Heilman had 26 in 2006…Reed has the sixth-lowest ERA (1.93) among NL relievers (min. 40 innings)…He has posted a 1.38 ERA (six earned runs/39.0 innings) since May 1.
FIRST HOMERS AGAINST YANKS: Jay Bruce became the second Mets player whose first hit with the team was a home run against the Yankees…Shawn Estes’ first hit with the Mets was a homer off Roger Clemens at Shea Stadium on June 15, 2002.
FOUR OR MORE: The Mets have scored four or more runs in five straight games…It’s tied for the second-longest such stretch this season…New York scored four or more runs in eight consecutive games from April 15-23.
THOR VS. TIGERS: Has never faced the Tigers in his career…Has only faced Cameron Maybin and Justin Upton, holding them both without a hit in eight at-bats combined…Has struck out Upton in four of his six at-bats.
METS VS. VERLANDER: In two career starts Justin Verlander holds a career 1-1 record with a 6.00 ERA… He has struck out eight and walked five in 9 innings pitched…Notable numbers against Verlander are posted below…
- James Loney: .429 (3-7), 1 RBI
- Jay Bruce: .333 (1-3), 1 2B, 2 K
- Curtis Granderson: .222 (4-18), 1 HR, 2 2B
- Alejandro de Aza: .216 (8-37), 2 HR, 4 RBI
- Neil Walker: .167 (2-12), 1 2B, 1 3B
- Rene Rivera: .000 (0-4), 1 BB, 3 K
- Kelly Johnson: .000 (0-14), 6 K