Chicago White Sox (27-24):
1. Adam Eaton (L) RF
2. Jose Abreu (R) 1B
3. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
4. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
5. J.B. Shuck (L) CF
6. Brett Lawrie (R) 2B
7. Jimmy Rollins (S) SS
8. Alex Avila (L) C
9. Jose Quintana (R) P
SP: Jose Quintana LHP (5-4, 2.22 ERA)
New York Mets (28-21):
1. Juan Lagares (R) CF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Neil Walker (S) 2B
5. Wilmer Flores (R) 1B
6. Alejandro De Aza (L) RF
7. Rene Rivera (R) C
8. Ty Kelly (S) 3B
9. Matt Harvey (R) P
SP: Matt Harvey RHP (3-7, 6.08 ERA)
Today’s game can be seen on SNY and ESPN.
WHITE SOX-METS NOTES: The two clubs have only met in two years (2002 and in 2013)…Overall the White Sox lead the series 4-3 in seven meetings…White Sox Manager Robin Ventura played with the Mets from 1999-2001 and third base coach Joe McEwing was with the Mets from 2000-2004.
METS ON MEMORIAL DAY: The Mets are 24-30 all-time on Memorial Day, including 14-21 at home (3-2 at Citi Field).
SPECIAL UNIFORM: The Mets will wear specially-designed jerseys that incorporates camouflage in the Mets logo and numbers and can be seen in the picture above…The Mets will also wear a special camo NY hat…Authenticated items from today’s game will be auctioned off at MLB.com/Auction to benefit Welcome Back Veterans.
LIVE BY THE LONG BALL: The Mets have 71 home runs through their first 49 games, which is the most in team history after 49 games…Overall, the Mets lead the majors with 71 homers…The Mets are 24-10 when they hit a homer.
HARVEY VS. WHITE SOX: The only time Matt Harvey faced the White Sox he was perfect for 6.2 innings before Alex Rios had an infield single…It is tied for the third-longest streak in team history…Harvey allowed one hit over 9.0 shutout innings and had 12 strikeouts…He had a no-decision in a game the Mets won, 1-0 in 10 innings.
DAY BASEBALL: New York is 11-4 in day games this year, including 6-2 at home.
JUAN IS ON FIRE: Juan Lagares is 6-for-his-last-15 (.400) with two home runs and four RBI…Lagares is hitting .333 with one home run vs. lefthanders this year, and has batted .285 with nine home runs vs. lefties during his career.
ONE MET KILLER LEAVES ANOTHER RETURNS: Jimmy Rollins has played 247 games against the Mets which is the most among active players and seventh-most all-time…. Has a 280/.344/.449 career line and 33 HR’s, 122 RBI in 247 games against the Mets…His 281 hits against the Mets are the most among active players against Mets…Rollins has more HR’S & RBI against Mets than any other team in baseball…His 451 total bases against Mets most against any opponent…Rollins 63 SB’s against Mets are his most against any MLB opponent.
METS VS. QUINTANA: Jose Quintana originally signed with the Mets as an international free agent back in 2006 out of Colombia and pitched in the rookie Venezuelan Summer League…He did not play in 2007 as he was suspended for violating the terms of minor league baseball’s drug policy and subsequently released..He has never faced the Mets in his career…Below are Mets career numbers provided against the 27-year old left-hander…
- Yoenis Cespedes: .600 (9-15), 4 HR, 10 RBI
- Curtis Granderson: .250 (1-4), 1 HR, 2 RBI
- Asdrubal Cabrera: .105 (2-19), 2 RBI, 1 BB
- Neil Walker: .000 (0-3), 2 K
There are certain players that I have not grown fond of the Mets facing over the past several seasons, and I tend to call them Mets killers. These individual players are always having success against the Mets no matter how their individual season is going. What is even more frustrating is for the life of me I can’t figure out ways to get them out sometimes or I know the inevitable is about to happen in a high leverage situation. I listed some notable Mets killers on the season schedule this season that the Mets will be facing. I have provided stats for each player against the Mets and how those statistics translate to other teams in the league. To qualify for the list each player has to have played in at least 20 games against the Mets, and some teams have multiple players included on the list. Pictured is the all-time Met killer Chipper Jones, because nobody would be more appropriate to headline this article, right? Continue reading