The Mets came to Cincinnati and whipped the Reds on no sleep Monday. Well rested, they send out Rafael Montero and this lineup tonight:
Jose Reyes 3B: Didn’t play Monday. Hitting .321 (9-28) with RISP. He’s playing a good third base. Would like to see him try to steal more.
Asdrubal Cabrera SS: Singled as a pinch-hitter Monday. Is tearing it up since coming off the DL, going .418 with six homers and 15 RBI in 17 games.
Yoenis Cespedes LF: Didn’t play Monday. Right quad still bothers him at times. Overall, has 27 homers and 68 RBI. With September call-ups would like to see him rested more often late in the game.
Wilmer Flores 1B: Went 3-4 Monday. Yeah, I did a double-take when I saw him in clean-up spot. Is batting .295 with 14 homers and 45 RBI since June 3.
Jay Bruce RF: Was 0-4 with two strikeouts Monday. Batting .202 with four homer and 10 RBI with the Mets.
Travis d’Arnaud C: Went 1-3 Monday. Is making more solid contact. Hit .282 in August. Mets are 29-30 when he starts and pitchers have a 4.17 ERA with him behind the plate.
Curtis Granderson CF: Did not play Monday. Has 23 homers with only 43 RBI. Hitting .301 (28-93) lifetime against Cincinnati.
Matt Reynolds 2B: Went 3-4 with a homer and two RBI Monday. Has three homers and 13 RBI on the season.
Montero RHP: Making his second start of the season. Has never pitched against Reds.